Cure vs Restitute - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between cure and restitute

is that cure is priest bearing the responsibility of a parish a vicar (church of england) while restitute is that which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute.

As verbs the difference between cure and restitute

is that cure is while restitute is to restore (something) to its former condition.

cure

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A method, device or medication that restores good health.
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.}}
  • Act of healing or state of being healed; restoration to health from disease, or to soundness after injury.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Past hope! past cure !
  • * Bible, Luke xii. 32
  • I do cures to-day and to-morrow.
  • A solution to a problem.
  • * Dryden
  • Cold, hunger, prisons, ills without a cure .
  • * Bishop Hurd
  • the proper cure of such prejudices
  • A process of preservation, as by smoking.
  • A process of solidification or gelling.
  • (engineering) A process whereby a material is caused to form permanent molecular linkages by exposure to chemicals, heat, pressure and/or weathering.
  • (obsolete) Care, heed, or attention.
  • * Chaucer
  • Of study took he most cure and most heed.
  • * Fuller
  • vicarages of great cure , but small value
  • Spiritual charge; care of soul; the office of a parish priest or of a curate.
  • * (rfdate) Spelman
  • The appropriator was the incumbent parson, and had the cure of the souls of the parishioners.
  • That which is committed to the charge of a parish priest or of a curate; a curacy.
  • Derived terms

    * anti-cure * cure is worse than the disease * cureless * miscure * sweetcure * take the cure * water cure

    Verb

    (cur)
  • To restore to health.
  • To bring (a disease or its bad effects) to an end.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Whose smile and frown, like to Achilles' spear, / Is able with the change to kill and cure .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-22, volume=407, issue=8841, page=76, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Snakes and ladders , passage=Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins. For each one there is a frighteningly precise measurement of just how likely it is to jump from the shadows and get you.}}
  • To cause to be rid of (a defect).
  • To prepare or alter especially by chemical or physical processing for keeping or use.
  • To bring about a of any kind.
  • To be undergoing a chemical or physical process for preservation or use.
  • To solidify or gel.
  • (obsolete) To become healed.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • One desperate grief cures with another's languish.
  • (obsolete) To pay heed; to care; to give attention.
  • Synonyms
    * (restore to good health) heal
    Derived terms
    * cure-all * incurable * miscure

    Anagrams

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    restitute

    English

    Verb

    (restitut)
  • To restore (something) to its former condition.
  • To provide recompense for (something).
  • * 1922 , , Ulysses , episode 17:
  • . . . when Frederick M. (Bantam) Lyons had rapidly and successively requested, perused and restituted the copy of the current issue of the Freeman's Journal and National Press which he had been about to throw away (subsequently thrown away), he had proceeded towards the oriental edifice of the Turkish and Warm Baths. . . .
  • * 1966 , , Incest (1993 edition), ISBN 9780156443005, p. 28:
  • What I spill in talk or acts rarely is restituted in writing.
  • * 1980 , , Wallace Stevens: The Poems of Our Climate , ISBN 9780801491856, p. 266:
  • [W]hat it represents is the inability of language to restitute the loss of memory.
  • To refund.
  • * 2004 , , Private Sector , ISBN 9780446613934, p. 31:
  • We were even ordered to restitute the legal costs of the defendants.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which is restored or offered in place of something; a substitute.
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