Restore vs Recover - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between restore and recover

is that restore is (computing) the act of recovering data or a system from a backup while recover is (obsolete) recovery.

As verbs the difference between restore and recover

is that restore is to reestablish, or bring back into existence while recover is to get back, regain (a physical thing lost etc) or recover can be to cover again.

restore

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (computing) The act of recovering data or a system from a backup.
  • Verb

    (restor)
  • To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
  • to restore harmony among those who are at variance
    He restored my lost faith in him by doing a good deed.
  • To bring back to a previous condition or state.
  • * Bible, Mark iii. 5
  • and his hand was restored whole as the other
  • * Prior
  • our fortune restored after the severest afflictions
  • To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.
  • * Bible, Genesis xx. 7
  • Now therefore restore the man his wife.
  • * Milton
  • Loss of Eden, till one greater man / Restore us, and regain the blissful seat.
  • * Dryden
  • The father banished virtue shall restore .
  • To give in place of, or as restitution for.
  • * Bible, Exodus xxii. 1
  • He shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.
  • (computing) To recover (data, etc.) from a backup.
  • There was a crash last night, and we're still restoring the file system.
  • (obsolete) To make good; to make amends for.
  • * Shakespeare
  • But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, / All losses are restored , and sorrows end.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    recover

    English

    Alternative forms

    * recovre (obsolete)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) recoverer and (etyl) recovrer, from (etyl) recuperare.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To get back, regain (a physical thing lost etc.).
  • * Bible, 1 Sam. xxx. 18
  • David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away.
  • * , chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head.}}
  • To return to, resume (a given state of mind or body).
  • (obsolete) To reach (a place), arrive at.
  • * Fuller
  • With much ado the Christians recovered to Antioch.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The forest is not three leagues off; / If we recover that, we're sure enough.
  • * Hales
  • Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge he was to die.
  • (archaic) To restore to good health, consciousness, life etc.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The wine in my bottle will recover him.
  • *, vol.I, New York, 2001, p.233-4:
  • Cnelius a physiciangave him a clyster, by which he was speedily recovered .
  • * Bible, 2. Tim. ii. 26
  • that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him
  • (archaic) To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of.
  • to recover lost time
  • * Rogers
  • Even good men have many failings and lapses to lament and recover .
  • (archaic) To get better from; to get over.
  • * Cowley
  • I do hope to recover my late hurt.
  • * De Foe
  • when I had recovered a little my first surprise
  • To get better, regain one's health.
  • To regain one's composure, balance etc.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title= The China Governess, chapter=19
  • , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair, and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}
  • (legal) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit.
  • The plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
  • (legal) To gain as compensation or reparation.
  • to recover''' damages in trespass; to '''recover debt and costs in a suit at law
    to recover lands in ejectment or common recovery
  • (legal) To gain by legal process.
  • to recover judgement against a defendant

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) Recovery.
  • *:
  • *:It was neuer in my thoughte saide la?celot to withholde the quene from my lord Arthur / but in soo moche she shold haue ben dede for my sake / me semeth it was my parte to saue her lyf and putte her from that daunger tyl better recouer myghte come / & now I thanke god sayd sir Launcelot that the pope hath made her pees
  • (label) A position of holding a firearm during exercises, whereby the lock is at shoulder height and the sling facing out.
  • Etymology 2

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To cover again.
  • (Sir Walter Scott)
  • (roofing) To add a new roof membrane or steep-slope covering over an existing one.
  • Anagrams

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