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[res-ti-toot, -tyoot]
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verb (used without object), res·ti·tut·ed, res·ti·tut·ing.
  1. to make restitution.
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verb (used with object), res·ti·tut·ed, res·ti·tut·ing.
  1. to make restitution for.
  2. to restore to a former state or position.
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Origin of restitute

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin restitūtus, past participle of restituere to set up again, restore, equivalent to re- re- + -stitū-, variant stem of -stituere (combining form of statuere to set upright, derivative of stāre to stand) + -tus past participle suffix
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Related Words for restitute

relinquish, restore, settle, indemnify, redress, reimburse, remit, redeem, remunerate, adjust, repay, compensate, recoup, recompense, balance, reward, repair, rejuvenate, strengthen, refurbish

Word Origin and History for restitute


late 14c., from French restituer (14c.) or from Latin restitutus, past participle of restituere "restore, replace" (see restitution).

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