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reinstate

[ree-in-steyt] /ˌri ɪnˈsteɪt/
verb (used with object), reinstated, reinstating.
1.
to put back or establish again, as in a former position or state:
to reinstate the ousted chairman.
Origin of reinstate
1620-1630
1620-30; re- + instate
Related forms
reinstatement, reinstation, noun
reinstator, noun
nonreinstatement, noun
unreinstated, adjective
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reinstate

/ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to restore to a former rank or condition
Derived Forms
reinstatement, noun
reinstator, noun
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v.

1590s, from re- + instate. Related: Reinstated; reinstating.

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