Reinstate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt|  American pronunciation of the word reinstate
Brit.  |riːɪnˈsteɪt|  British pronunciation of the word reinstate


- restore to the previous state or rank
- bring back into original existence, use, function, or position (syn: reestablish, restore)


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

His supporters failed in their attempt to reinstate the President in the White House.

She was reinstated as treasurer.

California reinstated the death penalty in 1977.

...after that near catastrophe, they opted to reinstate the telephone service...

Word forms

I/you/we/they: reinstate
he/she/it: reinstates
present participle: reinstating
past tense: reinstated
past participle: reinstated
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