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tr.v. re·in·stat·ed, re·in·stat·ing, re·in·states
1. To bring back into use or existence.
2. To restore to a previous condition or position.
(tr) to restore to a former rank or condition
v.t. -stat•ed, -stat•ing.
to put back or establish again, as in a former position or state: to reinstate the ousted president.
Past participle: reinstated
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|Verb||1.||reinstate - restore to the previous state or rank|
restore, reconstruct - return to its original or usable and functioning condition; "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"
rehabilitate - reinstall politically; "Deng Xiao Ping was rehabilitated several times throughout his lifetime"
|2.||reinstate - bring back into original existence, use, function, or position; "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the region"; "restore the emperor to the throne"|
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
redeem - restore the honor or worth of
2. To put (someone) in the possession of a prior position or office: