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institute

[ in-sti-toot, -tyoot ]
/ ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut /
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verb (used with object), in·sti·tut·ed, in·sti·tut·ing.

noun

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Origin of institute

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English, from Latin institūtus, past participle of instituere “to set, put up, establish,” equivalent to in- ”in” + -stitū- (combining form of statū-, stem of statuere “to place upright, set, stand” ) + -tus past participle suffix; see in-2, stand

OTHER WORDS FROM institute

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

institute
/ (ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt) /

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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