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institute

[ in-sti-toot, -tyoot ]
/ 藞瑟n st瑟藢tut, -藢tyut /
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verb (used with object), in路sti路tut路ed, in路sti路tut路ing.
noun
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Origin of institute

First recorded in 1275鈥1325; Middle English, from Latin instit奴tus, past participle of instituere 鈥渢o set, put up, establish,鈥 equivalent to in- 鈥漣n鈥 + -stit奴- (combining form of stat奴-, stem of statuere 鈥渢o place upright, set, stand鈥 ) + -tus past participle suffix; see in-2, stand

OTHER WORDS FROM institute

re路in路sti路tute, verb (used with object), re路in路sti路tut路ed, re路in路sti路tut路ing.un路in路sti路tut路ed, adjectivewell-in路sti路tut路ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for institute

institute
/ (藞瑟nst瑟藢tju藧t) /

verb (tr)
to organize; establish
to initiateto institute a practice
to establish in a position or office; induct
(foll by in or into) to install (a clergyman) in a church
noun

Derived forms of institute

institutor or instituter, noun

Word Origin for institute

C16: from Latin instituere, from statuere to place, stand
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