reinstate

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verb re·in·state \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt\

Definition of reinstate

reinstated

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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

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First Known Use of reinstate

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REINSTATE Defined for English Language Learners

reinstate

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Definition of reinstate for English Language Learners

  • : 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


REINSTATE Defined for Kids

reinstate

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verb re·in·state \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt\

Definition of reinstate for Students

reinstated

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reinstating

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

reinstatement

\-mənt\ noun


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