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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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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He describes the rise of artificial intelligence as a type of maggot therapy: It consumes only those portions of the physician's work that are no longer human, restoring us to health.
Beyond this, they are having a major impact in restoring us to our rightful position as an outward looking, leading regional European city and, as such, need to be supported.
Healing restores us to life by restoring us to relationship.