reinstate

verb
re·in·state | \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt \
reinstated; reinstating

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

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Other Words from reinstate

reinstatement \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt-mənt \ noun

Examples of reinstate in a Sentence

After his name was cleared, he was reinstated as committee chairperson. The school board voted to reinstate the school's uniform policy. the year the death penalty was reinstated
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Trump had done for Russia was calling for the country to be reinstated into the G7. Eduardo Neret, Fox News, "Trump's leadership style - and his likeness - popular with Russians," 12 July 2018 General manager Jerry Dipoto has said on multiple occasions that both Gordon and Cano will see time at second base after Cano is reinstated. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Twitter mailbag: Will Felix Hernandez pitch in the postseason if the Mariners make it? Cano to first base? And Magnum P.I.?," 9 July 2018 But the judge in that case never said the accreditor should be reinstated, and an internal document showed department staff advised against doing so. NBC News, "DeVos agenda on higher education is a new front for Democratic resistance," 3 July 2018 In addition to trade, Mr. Trump also took questions about his call for Russia to be reinstated as a member of the Group of 7 nations, despite having been expelled four years ago in the wake of the Russian annexation of Crimea. New York Times, "Trump Refuses to Sign G-7 Statement and Calls Trudeau ‘Weak’," 9 June 2018 Before leaving the White House for Canada Friday morning, Trump surprised U.S. officials and allies by calling for Russia to be reinstated. Author: Jim Puzzanghera, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump leaves G-7 summit early after rattling allies with trade threats," 9 June 2018 One of those times was in July 2017, when Trump first announced his plans to reinstate a ban of transgender people from serving in the military. Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue, "Brandon Studler Discusses Life as the Only Openly Transgender Person Working on Capitol Hill," 29 June 2018 However, the Senate voted this week to reinstate the ban, citing security risks. Natt Garun, The Verge, "ZTE claims it can’t fix its broken urinal because of the US export ban," 23 June 2018 Last month, the city of Tieton cited two recent pit- bull attacks as reason to reinstate a previous pit-bull ban that was lifted in 2013. Phil Ferolito, The Seattle Times, "Yakima taking another look at 30-year-old ban on pit bulls," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of reinstate

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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reinstate

verb

English Language Learners 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

reinstate

verb
re·in·state | \ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt \
reinstated; reinstating

Kids Definition of reinstate

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

Other Words from reinstate

reinstatement \-mənt \ noun

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