Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

reinstate

play
verb re·in·state \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt\

Simple Definition of reinstate

  • : to put (someone) back in a job or position that had been taken away

  • : to begin using or dealing with (a law, policy, system, etc.) again

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of reinstate

reinstated

reinstating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to place again (as in possession or in a former position)

  3. 2 :  to restore to a previous effective state

reinstatement

play \-ˈstāt-mənt\ noun

Examples of reinstate in a sentence

  1. After his name was cleared, he was reinstated as committee chairperson.

  2. The school board voted to reinstate the school's uniform policy.

  3. the year the death penalty was reinstated



1599

First Known Use of reinstate

1599


REINSTATE Defined for Kids

reinstate

play
verb re·in·state \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt\

Definition of reinstate for Students

reinstated

reinstating

  1. :  to place again in a former position or condition <The fired employee was reinstated.>

reinstatement

\-mənt\ noun



Learn More about reinstate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up reinstate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

acommadate acommodate accomodate accommodate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ