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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.
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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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For developing high yielding three line rice hybrids, the basic step is to identify maintainers having recessive fertility restorer gene or genes and restorers having dominant fertility restorer genes or gene from local or exotic germplasm sources.
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They dug in their heels as their Vatican counterparts had, denounced Beck for grandstanding and "anti-restoration terrorism," and found another restorer. As usual, the press hailed the result, some even proclaiming that the statue was returned to its "pristine state," though that is impossible with any artwork and especially absurd with one as degraded as the David.
In October 2003, Lion marketed the hair restorer ''Innovate'' which it claims contains a hair growing factor found in people with healthy hair, and immediately captured a domestic market share close to 10 percent.
The Restorer technology is the outgrowth of decades of research by Ocean Arks International's founder and president, John Todd, a research professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont.
Backup storage appliances like the Restorer offer fast and extremely reliable recovery.
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When a professor is murdered and his book in progress is stolen, an old friend, art restorer and ex-secret agent is hired to investigate.
The Conquest is an extraordinary book written by Whiting Award winner, which recounts the story of Sara Gonzales, a rare-book restorer bent on solving the authorship of a sixteenth-century manuscript.
Authored by noted gunsmith and firearms restorer David Chicoine, the book discusses common gunsmithing tools, general repair work and step-by-step disassembly instructions on more than 40 Old West firearms and their modern replicas.
Pictured at the dedication are: (L to R) organ restorer Karl Raudsepp, director of music Mervyn Games and music committee chair Roy McKain.
LOVEJOY-style antiques dealer and restorer Jeremy Gow runs classes for people who want to know their Chippendale from chipboard.
Read Eco-Efficiency to see where you fall along the spectrum that extends from plunderer (most of us) to restorer. If you find the book elementary, move on to something more advanced.