restore to

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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Next, having remarked that, though not a master of eloquence, he had always considered that obligations of gentility obliged him to have with me a clear and outspoken explanation, he went on to say that he sought my hand in marriage; that he looked upon it as a duty to restore to me my honour; that he could offer me riches; that, after marriage, he would take me to his country seat in the Steppes, where we would hunt hares; that he intended never to visit St.
If anyone could save me from this squalor, and restore to me my good name, and avert from me future poverty and want and misfortune, he is the man to do it.
Restore to thy master that which is his due, and enrich thyself with the remainder.
"I'll tell you what I want," answered Gryphus; "I want you to restore to me my daughter Rosa."
Tap on the one you want to restore to your iPhone X.
Divine "authority" and "power" are mediated through him in Galilee to deliver people possessed by malevolent spirits (1:21-28; 5:1-20; 7:24-30; 9:14-29), to "release" them from sins thought to be the cause of physical maladies (2:1-12), and especially to heal and restore to community those who have been disenfranchised (1:29-34; 5:21-43; 6:5, 53-56; 7:31-37; 8:22-26; 10:46-52).
Additionally, most CDP solutions provide the ability to annotate a timeline with specific events or special times in the history of the data, which gives the user the ability to restore to any specific point in time, as well as anything in between these marked times.
If you're a Windows ME or XP user, you have System Restore to bring Windows back to life--and it won't make you work nearly that hard.
A therapy company approached us several years before we started RESTORE to offer us a similar program, but our response was, "No way--that's a lot of money." Furthermore, we didn't think the program they offered was really adequate.
It walks the user through the process of selecting an Exchange database to restore, whether to restore to an Exchange server or PST file, and the location of that server or file.
For best practices, mirroring should always be accompanied by point-in-time copies for data that can permit a restore to occur from clean data that existed before the corruption occurred.
The challenge for backup product makers is to provide a disk-based long-term storage system that supports multiple backup applications, multiple versions of backups, allows restore to use disk's random access capability, has a comparable price point to tape, and ensures reliable and verifiable recoveries.
Few products can restore to a failed node on an active Cluster Server.