- to put back or establish again, as in a former position or state: to reinstate the ousted chairman.
Origin of reinstate
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Examples from the Web for reinstated
But if that is the low bar for defining a war, then I hope the draft is reinstated.Why I’m for the War on Christmas
December 23, 2014
Both Time and CNN reinstated Zakaria after determining the slip-up was “an isolated incident.”Can Fareed Zakaria Survive A Plagiarism Firestorm?
November 12, 2014
In the next seven days, Flores-Williams will be filing an administrative appeal to have Sisley reinstated.Why Did America’s Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?
July 10, 2014
Hegazy holds out hope that the popular coup of last summer can be reversed and Mohamed Morsi reinstated as President.Did Egypt's Arab Spring Martyrs Die in Vain?
January 26, 2014
In 2003, she was reinstated, but stepped down again in November 2004, where she was succeeded by Raf Simons.Jil Sander Leaves Her Namesake Label; Calvin Klein to Design Drake's Tour Wardrobe
The Fashion Beast Team
October 24, 2013
If Garrison now had been reinstated, then the world said he was honest.Garrison's Finish
W. B. M. Ferguson
Fortune smiles on him once more and he is reinstated in his functions.A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
You will see that, before long, he will be back again, and reinstated in power.At the Point of the Bayonet
G. A. Henty
I think these gentlemen have all been reinstated in their properties since the last levée.The Hour and the Man
Breakfast, followed by details of housekeeping, reinstated common-sense.Captain Desmond, V.C.
- (tr) to restore to a former rank or condition
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Word Origin and History for reinstated
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