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institute

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.stɪ.tjuːt/ us    /-tuːt/
B2 an organization where people do a particular type of scientific, educational, or social work, or the buildings that it uses: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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verb [T] uk   /ˈɪn.stɪ.tjuːt/ us    /-tuːt/ formal
to start or cause a system, rule, legal action, etc. to exist: She is threatening to institute legal proceedings against the hospital.
Translations of “institute”
in Korean 기관…
in Arabic مَعْهَد…
in French institut…
in Turkish enstitü, kurum…
in Italian istituto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 研究所, 學院…
in Russian институт…
in Polish instytut…
in Spanish instituto…
in Portuguese instituto…
in German das Institut…
in Catalan institut…
in Japanese 研究所…
in Chinese (Simplified) 研究所, 学院…
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