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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.
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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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Some argue that the idea of restoring earthly landscapes and creating Martian ones will only give succor to those who want to continue corrupting the earth.
When clients submit their failed media to ReStoring Data, they always receive individual assistance from a dedicated case manager, who helps them throughout the entire recovery process.
"Should we be restoring forest characteristics that existed in the past if the forests are heading toward something very different in the future?"
Insurance is about restoring loss to its original condition, not just about issuing a check to pay for the damage," Zubretsky said.
Buying land is widely recognized as crucial in restoring the Everglades, contends the National Audubon Society.
He shared it with his son, and Nicholas seized upon the idea of restoring the memorial for his Eagle Scout project.
The AICPA looks forward to working with Congress, the SEC and the Financial Accounting Standards Board to develop meaningful reforms that we believe are essential to restoring investor confidence in the financial reporting system.
But the process for restoring creeks like Greenhorn has sent its roots deep into communities across the country.
It seemed for a long time that there was no way to get one, but in 1978 Ashkin showed that if the laser beam were sharply focused, it would supply the restoring force itself.
Restoring power after an ice storm can be challenging, as travel conditions are hazardous.
Restoring data from tape, on the other hand, has notoriously been a slow and painful process, often taking days or weeks to accomplish.
Peg Breen, President of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, said: "Verizon, Tishman and the entire team working on 140 West Street performed exemplary duties in completely restoring one of New York's preeminent architectural gems.
At first, Tom Colbert says, all he wanted to do was prove a simple point: "You can cut tree s and strn do the forest some good." What began as an almost desperate experiment in Montezuma County, Colorado, has gone far beyond breathing life into the moribund local timber industry and restoring 7,000 acres of ponderosa pine forest.
Corporate managers are restoring habitats on their properties in a number of innovative ways.
Susie Vigil, system software specialist for NMDOT, also found restoring files to be an issue.