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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.
See also: restore, to
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.
See also: restore, to

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.
See also: restore, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'The water pressure is still low and the water dirty, possibly due to the high consumption after the water supply was restored and sometimes, the flow halted altogether.
Similarly, power distribution system of Nowshera has been restored and electricity to 50 per sent urban areas and power supply to hospitals and telephone exchange has been restored in the district.
"If we have restored that building with the construction knowledge we have now and are confident it is going to last another 100 years, then that gives us a really good feeling."
In the event of a hardware failure or corrupt database, the entire Exchange database can be restored from tape.
Travelers' adjusters make a point from the outset to explain to insureds that the company will try to have their personal property restored, but if it is not restored to the policyholder's satisfaction, then the insurer will replace it, Magee said.
Stricklin of Paden, Okla., was the recipient of a restored 4020 John Deere tractor from John Deere Credit.
During a 29 November 2003 public ceremony, the USS Hornet Museum unveiled a restored TBM Avenger.
Additionally, it utilizes the Zantaz Digital Safe[TM] service, a highly secure, online repository that offers quick, convenient access to data once it has been restored.
Ashanti successfully restored its stock price and regained the support and confidence of its investors and analysts.
A federal district court held that a defendant failed to show that his civil rights had been restored under Virginia law in connection with a prior felony conviction, so as to preclude his conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Archiving feature provides real-time and versioned backups to disk media that can be restored easier and faster than traditional tape backups.
OfficeRecovery Professional keeps the original damaged file, and creates a copy that has been restored to good health.
"We're attempting to understand what the water levels and flows were like in predevelopment days so those conditions could be restored in the conservation areas and public lands in the region," says McPherson.
The IRS ruled that the remediation and ongoing groundwater treatment expenditures did not result in improvements that increase the value of the property; the taxpayer "merely restored its soil and groundwater to their approximate condition before they were contaminated by the taxpayers manufacturing operations." The ruling cited Plainfield Union Water Co., 39 TC 333 (1962), in its analysis to determine whether a taxpayer is adding value or simply restoring value to the property.