(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. restore, put back, reinstall, rehabilitate. See restoration.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. reinstall, put back, reelect, return, reinvest, reappoint, reestablish, put in power again, reclassify, restore, replace, rehire, redeem, rehabilitate.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To bring back into existence or use: reestablish, reintroduce, renew, restore, return, revive. See INCREASE, KEEP. 2. To put (someone) in the possession of a prior position or office: give back, replace, restore, return. See INCREASE, KEEP. 3. To bring back to a previous normal condition: rebuild, reclaim, recondition, reconstruct, rehabilitate, rejuvenate, renovate, restitute, restore. See HELP.

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