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English definition of “reinstate”

reinstate

verb [T]  /ˌri·ənˈsteɪt/ us  
to put someone back in a job or position previously held, or to put a law or rule back into effect: She will be reinstated to her full professorship and receive back pay and benefits. The hospital suspended Goldstein during the investigation but reinstated him when the report cleared him of any wrongdoing.
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