Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To bring (a person or entity) back to a former condition; restore.
  • intransitive verb To repay (property or money).
  • intransitive verb To make restitution.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To bring back to a former state; restore.
  • noun That which is restored or offered in place of something, a substitute.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To restore to a former state.
  • noun rare That which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To restore (something) to its former condition or to provide recompense for (something).
  • verb transitive To refund.
  • noun That which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb restore to a previous or better condition
  • verb give or bring back

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin restituere, restitūt- : re-, re- + statuere, to set up; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

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