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Oct
03
2014

restore

rih stor

transitive verb
definition 1:  to bring back into use or existence.
example:  The new government took quick measures to restore order in the country.
example:  The successful knee surgery seemed to restore her youth.

definition 2:  to return (something) to a former, normal, or original condition.
example: She buys antiques in poor condition and then restores them.
example:  Several weeks of rest restored him to health.

definition 3:  to make healthy, sound, or vigorous.
example:  I find that the long walks in the mountain air restore me.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the transitive verb restore

restore + NOUN:   ~ calm, ~ equilibrium, ~ harmony, ~ order, ~ civility, ~ normalcy, ~ stability, ~ prosperity, ~ fairness, ~ peace ~ , pride, ~ dignity, ~ honor, ~ hope, ~ faith, ~ trust, ~ confidence, ~ morale, ~ prestige, ~ reputation, ~ standing, ~ greatness, ~ legitimacy, ~ credibility, ~ relations, ~ unity, ~ independence, ~ sovereignty, ~ democracy, ~ monarchy, ~ throne, ~ splendor, ~ infrastructure, ~ electricity, ~ power, ~ funding, ~ vitality, ~ health, ~ wetland, ~ marsh, ~ rainforest, ~ vegetation, ~ acres, ~ salmon, ~ fishery, ~ fishing