Definition of reinstate in English:

reinstate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Restore (someone or something) to their former position or condition.

    ‘the union is fighting to reinstate the fired journalists’
    • ‘Farmers and parish councils are reinstating hedgerows and planting trees which were ripped out under orders from the government during and immediately after the Second World War.’
    • ‘Congress should prepare for this long campaign by reinstating the military draft and making a high priority the induction of members of those groups that are currently underrepresented in the nation's armed services.’
    • ‘Congress needs to act now to ensure that the armed services have an ample supply of people to do these difficult - and very dangerous - jobs by reinstating the draft.’
    • ‘But residents are hoping there will be a complete overhaul of the building, including reinstating the first floor, which was removed during Victorian times.’
    • ‘It was parliament that reinstated the monarchy during the Restoration period, and not the other way round.’
    • ‘It is said he was not reinstated to the position in which he was employed prior to the termination.’
    • ‘If Jones is reinstated and awarded his back pay, he'll repay them out of that.’
    • ‘The Feds Board of Directors later reinstated the approval for the expansion of the facilities.’
    • ‘First he was dropped, then following a public outcry, he was reinstated.’
    • ‘The service includes help with essential shopping, arranging to collect medication from the pharmacy, turning on the heating in the patient's house, and reinstating services such as meals-on-wheels.’
    • ‘Napoleon escapes by sea to return to Paris in hopes of dethroning the king and reinstating the republic.’
    • ‘We are reinstating the rights we always claimed we had.’
    • ‘The paper was reinstated and an investigation into the closing of the paper was organized.’
    • ‘Another important target is reinstating traditional features such as shop fronts, windows and doors.’
    • ‘Perhaps we could start a new policy of tidying up past projects that have ceased, such as professionally reinstating the grass where the skateboard park once existed?’
    • ‘A major study to test the viability of reinstating the missing rail link between Manchester and Derby is to start soon.’
    • ‘But speaking ahead of the meeting, Monitor said there was no possibility of reinstating the axed chairman.’
    • ‘He added: ‘To help with the immediate problem we will be bringing additional staff into the cemetery from parks to help with reinstating standards and giving priority to new grave plots which have the most numbers of visitors.’’
    • ‘After that, I won my appeal at a council hearing but, instead of reinstating me, they promptly sacked me again.’
    • ‘The scheme will involve revamping the two ground floor retail units, reinstating the living accommodation and converting and extending 1950s workshops at the back of the property into additional homes.’
    restore, return to a former position, return to power, put back, replace, bring back, reinstitute, reinstall, rehabilitate, re-establish
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Pronunciation

reinstate

/ˌriɪnˈsteɪt//ˌrēinˈstāt/