V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. the act of returning something to its previous state; 2. providing compensation for or making good on a loss, damage, or injury; 3. returning something to its rightful owner

Synonyms: indemnity, payment, return, amends, restoration, redress, regaining, compensation

Antonyms: damage, loss

Tips: Restitution has the same origin as the word "restore." Its essence is that of restoring something to its original state. Restitution of goods denotes returning them to their original owners. An artistic piece or historical building can be restored and brought to restitution. Legally, money or other offers of compensation can provide restitution (amends) for victims of damange, loss, or injury..

Usage Examples:

The Greek officials are demanding the restitution of ancient Greek treasures that were removed from the country in the 17th century. (return)

The contact lens company offered restitution for the consumer who was injured by their faulty product. (amends, payment)

The celebrity heiress offered a huge reward for the restitution of her missing puppy. (return)

The restitution we received from the insurance company wasn't enough to cover the damage to our car. (compensation, payment)

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