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Meaning of “reinstate” in the English Dictionary

"reinstate" in British English

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reinstateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriː.ɪnˈsteɪt/ formal
to give someone back ​theirpreviousjob or ​position, or to ​cause something to ​exist again: A ​month after being ​unfairlydismissed, he was reinstated in his ​job. The Supreme ​Court reinstated the ​deathpenalty in 1976.
(Definition of reinstate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"reinstate" in American English

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reinstateverb [T]

 us   /ˌri·ənˈsteɪt/
to put someone back in a ​job or ​positionpreviouslyheld, 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 ​hospitalsuspended Goldstein during the ​investigation but reinstated him when the ​reportcleared him of any ​wrongdoing.
(Definition of reinstate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"reinstate" in Business English

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reinstateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt/
HR to give back to someone a ​job or ​position that was previously taken from them: She went to the ​committee and ​asked to be reinstated.reinstate sb as sth Having ​cleared his ​name in ​court he was reinstated as ​CEO.
to ​bring back a ​rule, ​agreement, ​process, etc. that was previously ​stopped: The new ​director has reinstated ​weeklyfinancemeetings.
to put back into a ​document something that was previously ​removed: Please reinstate the ​paragraph about ​compensation.
(Definition of reinstate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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