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restore

(Renew), verb ameliorate, amend, correct, cure, doctor up, energize, fix, heal, improve, make better, make whole, meliorate, mend, patch, patch up, put in order, put in repair, put right, reanimate, rearrange, rebuild, recondition, reconstitute, reconstruct, recreate, rectify, redo, refashion, refit, reform, refresh, regenerate, rehabilitate, reinvigorate, rejuvenate, remake, remedy, renovate, reorganize, repair, restitute, resuscitate, retouch, revive, revivify

restore

(Return), verb atone, bring back, give back, hand back, indemnify, make amends, make good, make reparation, make restitution, put back, recompense, recoup, reddere, redeem, redress, reestablish, referre, refund, reinstall, reinstate, reinvest with, remit, render up, repay, replace, revest, satisfy, send back
Associated concepts: restore to one's former position, reetored to possession
Foreign phrases: Reddere, nil aliud est quam acceptum restituere; seu, reddere est quasi retro dare, et redditur dicitur a redeundo, quia retro it.To render is nothing more than to restore that which has been received; or, to render is as it were to give back, and it is called “rendering” from “returning”, because it goes back again.
See also: bear, bestow, continue, contribute, cure, emend, fix, indemnify, meliorate, quit, rebate, reconstitute, reconstruct, recoup, recreate, rectify, redress, reform, refund, rehabilitate, reimburse, reinstate, remand, remedy, renew, renovate, repair, repay, resume, resurrect, return, surrender, yield

TO RESTORE. To return what has been unjustly taken; to place the owner of a thing in the state in which he formerly was. By restitution is understood not only the return of the thing itself, but all its accessories. It is to return the thing and its fruits. Dig. 60, 16, 35, 75 et 246, Sec. 1.

References in classic literature ?
It seemed as if his avarice were struggling with his better nature, and compelling him to pouch zecchin after zecchin while his generosity urged him to restore some part at least to his benefactor, or as a donation to his agent.
Restore to thy master that which is his due, and enrich thyself with the remainder.
If anyone could save me from this squalor, and restore to me my good name, and avert from me future poverty and want and misfortune, he is the man to do it.
Consequently, it would only have been necessary for Metternich, Rumyantsev, or Talleyrand, between a levee and an evening party, to have taken proper pains and written a more adroit note, or for Napoleon to have written to Alexander: "My respected Brother, I consent to restore the duchy to the Duke of Oldenburg"- and there would have been no war.
There is one other compound that would destroy the magic spell of the Liquid of Petrifaction and restore my wife and Unc Nunkie to life," said he.
If you ever get back to the outer world you will find that the geologists and paleontologists will be the first to set you down a liar, for they know that no such creatures as they restore ever existed.
I'll tell you what I want," answered Gryphus; "I want you to restore to me my daughter Rosa.
She straightway ascended to ask Jove to restore him; but before this could be done a Sculptor and a Critic passed that way and espied him.
If you will liberate them, and restore them to their proper forms, I will give you ten ornaments to replace each one you lose.
I believe it his duty to endeavor to restore health and sanity, if there is any hope whatever of it.
Such words, you may imagine, strongly excited my curiosity; but the paroxysm of grief that had seized the stranger overcame his weakened powers, and many hours of repose and tranquil conversation were necessary to restore his composure.
carrying its curse with it) from one lawless Mohammedan hand to another; and still, through all chances and changes, the successors of the three guardian priests kept their watch, waiting the day when the will of Vishnu the Preserver should restore to them their sacred gem.