What is the antonym of “expropriated”?
The antonyms of expropriated are return and restore. The antonyms return and restore convey the idea of giving back something that was taken away or lost.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To bring, give, or send something back to its original place or owner.
The museum agreed to return the stolen artwork to its rightful owner.
To bring back to a former or original condition, often after damage or decay.
The government promised to restore the historic building to its former glory.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Return implies giving back something to its rightful owner or place.
- 2Restore implies bringing something back to its original state or condition.
Good things to know
- 1Legal Context: Use return when referring to the act of giving back something that was taken away illegally.
- 2Historical Context: Use restore when referring to the act of bringing back something to its original state or condition.
- 3Real Estate Context: Use restore when referring to the act of renovating or repairing a property to its original condition.