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restore (one's) belief in (someone or something)

To cause one to trust or have faith in someone or something again. I must say, Richard, this whole situation has made us very wary. It will take some diligent work on your part to restore our belief in you. The success of their recent product has restored investors' belief in the company.
See also: belief, restore

restore (one's) faith in (someone or something)

To cause one to trust or believe in someone or something again. I must say, Richard, this whole situation has made us very wary. It will take some diligent work on your part to restore our faith in you. The success of their recent product has restored investors' faith in the company.
See also: faith, restore

restore (one's) trust in (someone or something)

To cause one to believe or have faith in someone or something again. I must say, Richard, this whole situation has made us very nervous. It will take some diligent work on your part to restore our trust in you. The success of their recent product has restored investors' trust in the company.
See also: restore, trust

restore to (someone or something)

1. To ensure that something is returned to the proper or rightful person. I'm trying to restore this antique to its original owner. We were finally able to restore control of the company to our family.
2. To return someone or something to an original or former state or condition. These smelling salts should help restore him to his senses. A group of master shipbuilders are working to restore an ancient 16th-century sailing vessel to its former glory. Restarting your device will restore it to its previous settings.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

restore someone's trust in something

 and restore someone's belief in something; restore someone's faith in something
to reinstate someone's belief, faith, trust, etc., in something. I knew that a good performance on the test would restore my parents' belief in me. Her faith was restored in the government.
See also: restore, trust

restore something to someone

to give something back to someone; to cause something to be returned to someone. I will restore the man's wallet to him after we lock the thief up. His wallet was restored to him by a police officer.
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restore something to something

to bring something to its original state. The state restored the park to its original condition. The government forced the mining company to restore the area to its original state.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There is no epiphany in Mark's account of the resurrection because God's power to restore life has been evident throughout the Gospel.
If the original problem persists, you'll need to take more dramatic action--launching a function that's called System Restore. Every 24 hours, or whenever significant changes are made to your computer, XP makes a copy of all the essential controlling software--except the data files.
Finally, there is a major initiative to restore a sense of identity to its historic heart, with Barkow Leibinger (former Emerging Architecture Award winners, AR December 2001) commissioned to design a cultural complex in the city centre.
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With Washington drowning in a sea of red ink, the timing is right to restore line-item authority.
The problem might be XP's System Restore option, a feature that lets you set a configuration (called a restore point) your system can "return to" if a system install or update goes awry.