reinstate

verb
re·​in·​state | \ ˌrē-ən-ˈstāt How to pronounce reinstate (audio) \
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 How to pronounce reinstate (audio) \ 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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Recent Examples on the Web An Ohio judge won't reinstate $300 in additional federal pandemic unemployment payments that Gov. Mike DeWine ended early. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021 An Ohio judge won't reinstate $300 in additional federal pandemic unemployment payments that Gov. Mike DeWine ended early. Jessie Balmert, The Enquirer, 29 July 2021 Governor, should Massachusetts reinstate its mask mandate? BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2021 Disney World and Disneyland on Friday will both reinstate an indoor mask mandate following the Centers for Disease Control's latest guidance. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 29 July 2021 Helix Water District, which provides water for much of East County, will reinstate late fees starting in August and renew water shutoffs on Oct. 1. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 July 2021 Los Angeles County, the nation's most populous county, will reinstate its mask mandate this weekend, requiring masking indoors regardless of vaccination status. Aj Willingham, CNN, 16 July 2021 Public health officials will reinstate an indoor mask mandate for residents of the most populous county in the nation as coronavirus cases rise just one month after the state reopened its economy. NBC News, 15 July 2021 Manfred could reinstate Bauer while the MLB investigation continues, deferring any discipline until its conclusion. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of reinstate

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Reinstate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reinstate. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce reinstate (audio) \
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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