re·​in·​sti·​tute (ˌ)rē-ˈin(t)-stə-ˌtüt How to pronounce reinstitute (audio)
reinstituted; reinstituting

transitive verb

: to institute (something) again
… in 1976, the year the Supreme Court reinstituted capital punishment.John Cloud
President Carter reinstituted draft registration in 1980 after a seven-year hiatus.Stephen Wermiel
reinstitution noun
Though Hagel stopped short of calling for a reinstitution of the draft, he did talk about the inequities of the current system, in which so many of America's soldiers are poor kids trying to move up a rung on the ladder of employment. Anna Quindlen

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Why not go in and get the EPA to reinstitute the rule? Laura Johnston, cleveland, 1 Nov. 2022 The exception was Alameda County, which in early June became the first California county to reinstitute a mask order covering most indoor public settings. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2022 The United States, which lifted a pandemic-long travel ban from dozens of countries including South Africa on Nov. 8, will reinstitute the ban for foreign nationals from eight African countries on Monday. Editors, USA TODAY, 28 Nov. 2021 Officials across the country will reinstitute mask-wearing mandates in schools, while President Emmanuel Macron will take stock of the situation in an address to the nation on Tuesday., 7 Nov. 2021 Hardly a surprise, with the Delta variant of the coronavirus still spreading like crazy, many states have started to reinstitute new COVID-19 safety measures. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 24 Aug. 2021 Those districts that will be doing blind, group testing of K-5 classrooms had better be ready to reinstitute virtual schooling for two weeks at a time when the positives start rolling in. C.j. Doon,, 12 Aug. 2021 President Biden, whom the Cubans had hoped would reinstitute the Obama-era thaw in relations, has showed little intention of scaling back the Trump measures that curbed travel and ended cruise ship stops. Washington Post, 12 July 2021 Having an accessibility coach in place can help reduce the impact, as there’s always someone available to reinstitute education and inspiration. Dylan Barrell, Forbes, 11 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reinstitute was in 1600

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“Reinstitute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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