Definition of institute verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

institute

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɪnstəˌtut//
 
institute something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they institute
 
he / she / it institutes
 
past simple instituted
 
-ing form instituting
 
 
jump to other results
to introduce a system, policy, etc. or start a process to institute criminal proceedings against someone The new management intends to institute a number of changes.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: institute