Meaning of “reinstate” in the English Dictionary

"reinstate" in British English

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reinstateverb [ T ]

uk /ˌriː.ɪnˈsteɪt/ us /ˌriː.ɪnˈsteɪt/ formal

(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 position previously held, 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 hospital suspended Goldstein during the investigation but reinstated him when the report cleared 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 /ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt/ us

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 weekly finance meetings.

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)