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institute

noun

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1 a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest
  • founded an institute to combat the cruel treatment of animals

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2 a public organization with a particular purpose or function
  • a scientific institute researching a cure for cancer

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institute

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of institute (Entry 2 of 2)

to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton is generally credited with instituting the women's-rights movement in 1848

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The first known use of institute was in the 14th century

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“Institute.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/institute. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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