Definition of reinstate
1 : to place again (as in possession or in a former position)
2 : to restore to a previous effective state
reinstatementplay \-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
Recent Examples of reinstate from the Web
Reinstate estate tax and enact millionaire's tax -- both proposed in first 100 days.
The administration also asked the court to reinstate the travel ban in the interim by blocking two lower court orders that have put the policy on hold.
The appeals court ruled against reinstating the travel policy by a 10-to-3 vote last week.
TRUMP ASKS SUPREME COURT TO REINSTATE TRAVEL BAN The White House contends that its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries would make the U.S. safer.
Washington (CNN)The Trump administration Thursday night asked the Supreme Court to reinstate its travel ban blocking entry from six Muslim-majority countries.
The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to immediately reinstate its ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees from anywhere in the world, saying the U.S. will be safer if the policy is put in place.
The Royals reinstated top prospect Hunter Dozier from the 60-day disabled list on Thursday and optioned him to Class AAA Omaha.
Before the game, the Marlins optioned right-hander Drew Steckenrider to Triple-A New Orleans and reinstated right-hander David Phelps from the bereavement list.
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First Known Use of reinstate
REINSTATE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of reinstate for Students
: to place again in a former position or condition The fired employee was reinstated.
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