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English definition of “reinstate”

reinstate

verb [T]     /ˌriː.ɪnˈsteɪt/ formal
to give someone back their previous job or position, or to cause something to exist again: A month after being unfairly dismissed, he was reinstated in his job. The Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976.Recruiting staff, applying for and accepting jobs
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