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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to bring back)
a. restablecer (order or communication)
The UN sent troops to restore peace and to prevent further conflicts.La ONU envió tropas para restablecer la paz y prevenir nuevos conflictos.
b. restaurar (democracy or a monarch)
Nobles and landowners wanted to restore monarchy.Los nobles y los terratenientes querían restaurar la monarquía.
c. recobrar (confidence or sight)
Our main goal is to restore people's confidence in us.Nuestro objetivo principal es el de recobrar la confianza de la gente.
d. recuperar (balance)
I almost fell off my bike, but I restored my balance and continued pedaling.Casi me caigo de la bici, pero recuperé el equilibrio y seguí pedaleando.
e. reimplantar (a law)
The law was restored by the new government after the war.Después de la guerra, el nuevo gobierno reimplantó la ley.
2. (to repair)
a. restaurar (a painting or a building)
The painting was restored and sold to a museum.Restauraron el cuadro y lo vendieron a un museo.
3. (to return to a former condition)
a. devolver
The project will restore the land to its original condition.El proyecto devolverá las tierras a su estado original.
4. (to give back)
a. restituir (a throne or possessions)
The rebel army was crushed and the king was restored his throne.El ejército rebelde fue aplastado y al rey le fue restituido el trono.
b. devolver (possessions)
The land was never restored to its original owners.Las tierras nunca fueron devueltas a sus primeros propietarios.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (building, furniture, monarchy)
a. restaurar
2. (communications, law and order)
a. restablecer
3. (confidence)
a. devolver
4. (property, fortune)
a. restituir
to restore somebody to health/strengthdevolver la salud/la fuerza a alguien
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restore [rɪsˈtɔːʳ]
transitive verb
1 (give back) [+money, possession] devolver; restituir (formal)
to restore sth to sb devolver algo a algn; restituir algo a algn (formal)
the treaty will restore territory lost in the war with Perú we wish Britain to restore the Elgin Marbles to their rightful owner - Greece
2 (re-establish, reinstate) [+relations, links, order] restablecer; [+monarch, president, democracy] restaurar; [+confidence, strength] devolver; [+tax, law] reimplantar; volver a implantar
order was soon restored pronto se restableció el orden; to restore sb's sight devolver la vista a algn; to restore sb's strength devolver las fuerzas a algn
they restored the king to his throne there have been attempts to attach an amendment restoring the ban on gays in the military the first step in restoring amicable relations between Washington and Tokyo it restored my faith in the human race to restore sb [to] sth
to restore sb to health/life devolver la salud a algn/reanimar a algn; his supporters want to restore him to power sus partidarios quieren conseguir que vuelva al poder; the investment needed to restore these depressed areas to life la inversión que se necesita para reactivar estas zonas deprimidas
to restore the strength of the pound
3 [+building, painting, antique] restaurar
to restore sth to its original state or condition restituir or devolver algo a su estado original
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