reinstate

[ ree-in-steyt ]
/ ˌri ɪnˈsteɪt /

verb (used with object), re·in·stat·ed, re·in·stat·ing.

to put back or establish again, as in a former position or state: to reinstate the ousted chairman.

Nearby words

  1. reinhold,
  2. reinnervation,
  3. reins,
  4. reinsman,
  5. reinstall,
  6. reinstatement,
  7. reinsurance,
  8. reinsure,
  9. reintegrate,
  10. reintegration

Origin of reinstate

First recorded in 1620–30; re- + instate

Related formsre·in·state·ment, re·in·sta·tion, nounre·in·sta·tor, nounnon·re·in·state·ment, nounun·re·in·stat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for reinstate

reinstate

/ (ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt) /

verb

(tr) to restore to a former rank or condition
Derived Formsreinstatement, nounreinstator, noun

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Word Origin and History for reinstate

reinstate

v.

1590s, from re- + instate. Related: Reinstated; reinstating.

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