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restore

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈstɔːr/ us    /-ˈstɔːr/
B2 to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position: The badly neglected paintings have all been carefully restored. After a week in bed, she was fully restored to health (= she felt healthy again). The former leader was today restored to power in the first free elections for 20 years.C1 If you restore a quality or ability that someone has not had for a long time, you make it possible for them to have that quality or ability again: Doctors have restored his sight. The government is trying to restore public confidence in its management of the economy. to bring back into use something that has been absent for a period of time: Some people are in favour of restoring capital punishment for murderers. formal to give something that has been lost or stolen back to the person it belongs to: The painting was restored to its rightful owner.
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