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

To cause someone 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 (one's) faith in (someone or something)

To cause someone 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) belief in (someone or something)

To cause someone 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 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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Restore 2X One Coat is a solid stain that requires one coat which saves valuable time.
Local groups in the Katrina-affected area are taking action to restore their urban forests," says Deborah Gangloff, AMERICAN FORESTS' executive director.
If brick level backups are not performed, mailbox or message level restores can take many more hours.
That brings up the Select a Restore Point screen, which includes a calendar showing the dates (they are in bold type) that are available to revert to (exhibit 3, page 82).
When it becomes necessary to restore Windows to a prior state, Click: Start\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore.
What are some of the other advantages of the RESTORE program?
It's often confusing to decide which period of history to restore an ecosystem to.
A and B agree that no allocation will be made that causes or increases a deficit balance in any partner's capital account in excess of that partner's obligation to restore the deficit.
In California, 169,000 trees in burned areas of Eldorado National Forest to restore 10 spotted owl protected activity centers and two northern goshawk sites.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson announced an agreement to restore up to 360 one-to-three-family homes in New York City and resell them as affordable housing for approximately 650 families.
We're devoted to the idea that the O'Shaughnessy Dam can be taken down, the Hetch Hetchy Valley restored, and the water and power needs of San Francisco Bay Area people met in other ways," says Ron Good, executive director of the grassroots group Restore Hetch Hetchy.
For IT administrators, nothing is more deafening than the ticking of the backup window except perhaps for the protracted silence of a restore.