- 1reinstate somebody/something (in/as something) to give back a job or position that had been taken away from somebody He was reinstated in his post.
- 2reinstate something (in/as something) to return something to its previous position or status synonym restore There have been repeated calls to reinstate the death penalty. Tennis has now been reinstated as an Olympic sport.
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reinstate
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt//he / she / it reinstates
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪts//past simple reinstated
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪtɪd//past participle reinstated
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪtɪd//-ing form reinstating
BrE BrE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːɪnˈsteɪtɪŋ//