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"institute" in British English

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institutenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.stɪ.tjuːt/  us   /-tuːt/
B2 an ​organization where ​people do a ​particulartype of ​scientific, ​educational, or ​socialwork, or the ​buildings that it uses: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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instituteverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪn.stɪ.tjuːt/  us   /-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 ​safetyguidelines we’ve instituted in ​ourhotels.

institutenoun [C]

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

an ​organization whose ​purpose is to ​advance the ​study of a ​particularsubject: The ​National Institutes of Health ​fundmedicalresearch 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, ​legalaction, 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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