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institute

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of institute

  1. 1 a group of persons formally joined together for some common interest founded an institute to combat the cruel treatment of animals Synonyms of institute board, brotherhood, chamber, club, college, congress, consortium, council, fellowship, fraternity, guild (also gild), association, institution, league, order, organization, society, sodalityWords Related to institute collective, commune, community, cooperative; alliance, bloc, camp, coalition, partnership; body, cadre, group; circle, clan, clique, coterie, junta, junto, klatch (also klatsch), lot, set; crew, outfit, party, squad, team; branch, chapter, local; faithful, fold, membership; sisterhood, sorority; cabal, camarilla, camorra, confederacy, conspiracy; band, gang, ring; cartel, combine, syndicate

  2. 2 a public organization with a particular purpose or function a scientific institute researching a cure for cancer Synonyms of institute establishment, foundation, institutionWords Related to institute body, collective, group; corporation, enterprise; charity, philanthropy; think tank


institute

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of institute

  1. 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 Synonyms of institute begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, found, introduce, launch, pioneer, plant, set up, startWords Related to institute author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms of institute abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms of institute close (down), phase out, shut (up)



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