from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To bring back into use or existence.
  • transitive v. To restore to a previous condition or position.

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  • v. To restore somebody to a former position or rank.
  • v. To bring back into use or existence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To place again in possession, or in a former state; to restore to a state from which one had been removed; to instate again.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To instate again; place again in possession or in a former state; restore to a state from which one had been removed.
  • In fire insurance, to replace or repair (property destroyed or damaged).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. restore to the previous state or rank
  • v. bring back into original existence, use, function, or position


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re- +‎ instate


  • Thus we see that Bali3 was raised to the throne of Indra by destiny, and was also put down by the same power, and it is destiny only that call reinstate him.

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

  • However, Metro alleges that Aon did not notify the agency that it needed to pay added fees or exercise options to "reinstate" or "drop down coverage."

    Metro sues Aon over post-crash insurance coverage gap

  • In which case, Obama doesn't have to "reinstate" it.

    Coming Soon-- Riots in America?

  • The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has been ordered to "reinstate" and pay full benefits to a former employee found to have been unfairly dismissed, but who has since passed away.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • After a Cabinet committee had looked at the Budget it decided to "reinstate" the amount to top up the R510,3 million already allocated.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I had to manually use the "reinstate" or something like that feature to put the emails back in (and recover all their stored email).


  • What's more, soon after the short-selling ban expired on Oct. 8, the American Bankers Association loudly demanded that the SEC "reinstate" the ban instantly if bank stock prices started going down again -- that is, if they started going down even more dramatically than they did during the ban

    Elliott Wave International NewsWire

  • It may seem small compared with its $500 million budget, school board Chairwoman Barbara Murray says, but it could pay for 100 new teachers or reinstate summer school.

    Schools get shortchanged in Federal Impact Aid

  • Senate ratified the agreement last December, Mr. Obama said New START will also reinstate inspections of both countries' strategic weapons.

    Obama Signs Nuclear Treaty

  • This vote has done more than reinstate the two-term limit that was unjustly extended — it did what two previous referendums did not by prohibiting elected officials from ever awarding themselves extra terms.

    Voters Again Back Term Limits


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