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reinstate

verb re·in·state \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt\

: 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

re·in·stat·edre·in·stat·ing

Full Definition of REINSTATE

transitive verb
1
:  to place again (as in possession or in a former position)
2
:  to restore to a previous effective state
re·in·state·ment \-ˈstāt-mənt\ noun

Examples of REINSTATE

  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

First Known Use of REINSTATE

1599

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REINSTATING Defined for Kids

reinstate

verb re·in·state \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt\
re·in·stat·edre·in·stat·ing

Definition of REINSTATE for Kids

:  to place again in a former position or condition <The fired employee was reinstated.>
re·in·state·ment \-mənt\ noun

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