Heal vs. Restore

Heal vs. Restore — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Heal and Restore

Healverb

To restore to health or soundness; cure

healed the sick patient.

Restoreverb

To bring back into existence or use; reestablish

restore law and order.

Healverb

To ease or relieve (emotional distress)

Only time can heal her grief.

Restoreverb

To bring back to an original or normal condition

restore a building.restored the patient to health.

Healverb

To set right; repair

healed the rift between us.

Restoreverb

To place in a former position or location

restored the book to the shelf.

Healverb

To recover from an illness or injury; return to health.

Restoreverb

To put (someone) back in a former position or role

restore the emperor to the throne.

Healverb

To experience relief from emotional distress

gave the grieving family time to heal.

Restoreverb

To make restitution of; give back

restore the stolen funds.

Healverb

To be relieved or eliminated

The rift between them finally healed.

Restoreverb

(transitive) To reestablish, or bring back into existence.

to restore harmony among those who are at varianceHe restored my lost faith in him by doing a good deed.

Healverb

(transitive) To make better from a disease, wound, etc.; to revive or cure.

This bandage will heal your cut.

Restoreverb

(transitive) To bring back to good condition from a state of decay or ruin.

Healverb

(intransitive) To become better or healthy again.

Bandages allow cuts to heal.

Restoreverb

(transitive) To give or bring back (that which has been lost or taken); to bring back to the owner; to replace.

Healverb

To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt.

to heal dissensions

Restoreverb

(transitive) To give in place of, or as restitution for.

Healverb

To hide; conceal; keep secret.

Restoreverb

(computing) To recover (data, etc.) from a backup.

There was a crash last night, and we're still restoring the file system.

Healverb

(transitive) To cover, as for protection.

Restoreverb

(obsolete) To make good; to make amends for.

Healnoun

A spell or ability that restores hit points or removes a status ailment.

Restorenoun

(computing) The act of recovering data or a system from a backup.

Healnoun

health

Restoreverb

return to its original or usable and functioning condition;

restore the forest to its original pristine condition

Healverb

heal or recover;

My broken leg is mending

Restoreverb

return to life; get or give new life or energy;

The week at the spa restored me

Healverb

get healthy again;

The wound is healing slowly

Restoreverb

give or bring back;

Restore the stolen painting to its rightful owner

Healverb

provide a cure for, make healthy again;

The treatment cured the boy's acneThe quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to

Restoreverb

restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken;

She repaired her TV setRepair my shoes please

Restoreverb

bring back into original existence, use, function, or position;

restore law and orderreestablish peace in the regionrestore the emperor to the throne