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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When we had decided upon this the renegade told us not to be uneasy, for he would lose his life or restore us to liberty.
Speaking at a UNC public forum on Local Government in Tabaquite in Central Trinidad on Tuesday night, Persad Bissessar urged supporters to 'make me your prime minister again and I give you the assurance, in the presence of God, and the people, that I will repair the damage done by the (PNM) government and restore us to the right direction'.
Step 2 is, "[We] came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity" (see John 10:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9).
Jesus didn't die to restore us to "worthy" status; he died because we are worthy of his supreme sacrifice.
Doing so will drive our economy, keep us globally competitive, create jobs and restore us to the ranks of nations with the most advanced infrastructure.
As manager of the team I've been at the centre of it and, naturally, I was glad, though not surprised, to learn that the Central Appeals Committee chose to restore us to the competition.
Aitor Karanka has the enviable job of trying to restore us to these former glories but starting from a much lower base with less resources.
In fact, every pathway here would find us, if we have the pilgrim's heart, and restore us to our braver selves."
Now I confess that I'm not convinced that Hodgson is theman to restore us to what we all assume is our rightful position; but what I am sure of is that he deserves a realistic timescale within which to demonstrate this one way or the other.
We do have faith in a down-to-earth God who created the world and raised Christ to restore us to our places in the world.
We are on the up and up and must maintain the momentum to restore us to our place as second city of what was once the Empire.
We were separated from God, but Christ came to restore us to our heavenly Father.
In pursuing perspicuous representations and thereby comprehending the bumps that the understanding gets from running into the limits of language, Wittgenstein (he claims) seeks to restore us to a condition of philosophical health.
Among the earliest of these heroes was Arthur, the lost leader, sleeping in a cave ready to rise again, defeat the Anglo-Saxons and restore us to our land.