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reinstate Syllabification: re·in·state
Pronunciation: /ˌrēinˈstāt/

Definition of reinstate in English:


[with object]
Restore (someone or something) to their former position or condition: the union is fighting to reinstate the fired journalists
More example sentences
  • It is said he was not reinstated to the position in which he was employed prior to the termination.
  • It was parliament that reinstated the monarchy during the Restoration period, and not the other way round.
  • We are reinstating the rights we always claimed we had.
restore, return to power, put back, bring back, reinstitute, reinstall



Pronunciation: /ˌrēinˈstātmənt/
Example sentences
  • Work at the hotel involved the restoration and reinstatement of the original cast iron gutters dating back 150 years.
  • In the previous year a total of 140 pupils were permanently excluded, which was reduced to 124 by reinstatements.
  • A reinstatement of last summer's deferred industrial action will likely be agreed and could be put into effect in weeks.

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