restore order

restore order
   to invade and conquer (a country)
   The excuse of the Russians in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, and of others elsewhere:
    This has involved moving in masses of arms and men of the ANC's 'armed wing', the 'MK' to step up the violence — thus creating an excuse for the South African Defence Force (SADF) to be sent in to 'restore order' and to topple Buthelezi. {Sunday Telegraph, 27 March 1994)

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  • restore order — bring back order, put back in order …   English contemporary dictionary

  • operations to restore order — Operations intended to halt violence and support, reinstate, or establish civil authorities. They are designed to return an unstable and lawless environment to the point where indigenous police forces can effectively enforce the law and restore… …   Military dictionary

  • restore — [ri stôr′] vt. restored, restoring [ME restoren < OFr restorer < L restaurare < re , again + staurare, to place, erect: see STORE] 1. to give back (something taken away, lost, etc.); make restitution of 2. to bring back to a former or… …   English World dictionary

  • restore — 01. My uncle just bought an old Jaguar Roadster, and is planning to [restore] it to its original state. 02. The [restoration] of the old theater is expected to cost over a million dollars. 03. The Louvre in Paris has undertaken to [restore] some… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • restore — verb (T) 1 FORMER SITUATION to make something return to its former level or condition: So far all attempts to restore normal relations between the two countries have failed. | restore sth to sth: The government promises to restore the economy to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • restore */*/*/ — UK [rɪˈstɔː(r)] / US [rɪˈstɔr] verb [transitive] Word forms restore : present tense I/you/we/they restore he/she/it restores present participle restoring past tense restored past participle restored 1) to cause a particular situation to exist… …   English dictionary

  • order — I n. request for merchandise or services 1) to give, place, put in; make out, write out an order 2) to fill; take an order (has the waiter taken your order?) 3) to cancel an order 4) a prepublication; rush; shipping; side (esp. AE); standing… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • order — 1 noun 1 FOR A PURPOSE a) in order to do sth for the purpose of doing something: politicians who make promises simply in order to win more votes | In order to understand how the human body works, you need to have some knowledge of chemistry. b)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • restore — re|store [ rı stɔr ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to cause a particular situation to exist again, especially a positive one: By Sunday, electricity had been restored. restore order/peace/calm: The lesson continued when order had been restored.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • restore — re|store W3 [rıˈsto: US o:r] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(former situation)¦ 2¦(positive feeling)¦ 3¦(repair)¦ 4¦(give something back)¦ 5¦(bring back a law)¦ 6 restore somebody to power/the throne ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: restorer,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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