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restore

verb [T]
 
 
/rɪˈstɔːr/
MAKE EXIST to make something good exist again: Three wins in a row helped restore the team's confidence. Peace has now been restored in the region.Restoring and reviving
REPAIR B2 to repair something old: to restore antiques Restoring and reviving
RETURN formal to give something back to the person it was stolen from or who lost it: The painting was restored to its rightful owner.Giving, bringing or getting back
restoration
 
 
/ˌrestərˈeɪʃən/ noun [C, U]
The building is now closed for restoration (= repair work). the restoration (= return) of the former government
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