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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

institute

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.
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