res·to·ra·tion (noun) 1: an act of restoring or the condition of being restored. 2: a bringing back to a former position or condition. 3: a bringing back into existence or use; a re-establishing. 4: a giving back or restitution.


Synonyms: renewal, restitution, reparation, reconstruction, renovation, revival, resuscitation, redemption, return, relief, reclamation, recovery, resurrection.


Renewal means to make like new, to restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection. Restitution implies a restoring to an unimpaired or improved condition. Reparation implies giving compensation to satisfy one who has suffered injury, loss, or wrong at the hands of another; in the plural form it applies to the compensation a defeated nation must make for damage to the victor, especially to civilians. Revival a restoration to consciousness or life; an impartation of new life, energy, or spirit; a stirring up. Redemption is deliverance upon payment of ransom or obligation or debt owed; rescue; being set free. Return denotes going back or coming back to a former place, position, or condition; an answer or response. Resurrection is the act of rising from the dead or returning to life.