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"institute" in British English

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institutenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.stɪ.tʃuːt/  us   /ˈɪn.stə.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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instituteverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪn.stɪ.tʃuːt/  us   /ˈɪn.stə.tuːt/ formal
(Definition of institute from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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instituteverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪn·stɪˌtut/
  • institute verb [T] (START)

to put into effect; cause to be used: These are some of the safety guidelines we’ve instituted in our hotels.

institutenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·stɪˌtut/
  • institute noun [C] (ORGANIZATION)

an organization whose purpose is to advance the study of a particular subject: The National Institutes of Health fund medical research in many areas.
(Definition of institute from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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institutenoun [C]

(often Institute) uk   us   /ˈɪnstɪtjuːt/
an organization where people do a particular kind of scientific, educational, etc. work, or the buildings which it uses : the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
an organization of people who all do the same kind of work: the Institute of Directors

instituteverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪnstɪtjuːt/
to start or introduce a system, rule, legal action, etc.: They promised to institute new guidelines in the wake of the scandal.
(Definition of institute from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “institute”
in Korean 기관…
in Arabic مَعْهَد…
in Malaysian institusi…
in French institut…
in Russian институт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 研究所, 學院…
in Italian istituto…
in Turkish enstitü, kurum…
in Polish instytut…
in Spanish instituto…
in Vietnamese Viện Nghiên cứu…
in Portuguese instituto…
in Thai สถาบัน…
in German das Institut…
in Catalan institut…
in Japanese 研究所…
in Chinese (Simplified) 研究所, 学院…
in Indonesian institut…
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