- 1reinstate somebody/something (in/as something) to give back a job or position that had been taken away from someone 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.
NAmE//ˌriɪnˈsteɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reinstate
he / she / it reinstates
past simple reinstated
-ing form reinstating
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