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Definition of reinstate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    reinstate

     verb
    verb
    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//
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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