restore to (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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References in classic literature ?
The Archbishop, moved by repeated sensible, well-written letters, directed one of his chaplains to make inquiry of the madhouse as to the truth of the licentiate's statements, and to have an interview with the madman himself, and, if it should appear that he was in his senses, to take him out and restore him to liberty.
It's the same Administration that allowed its security agencies to smear and slander Aristide even while they were supposedly working to restore him to office.