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verb [transitive] reinstate pronunciation in British English /ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyreinstate
he/she/itreinstates
present participlereinstating
past tensereinstated
past participlereinstated
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  1. 1
    to give someone their previous job or position again
    He was sacked and then reinstated three days later.
  2. 2
    to start using or having something such as a law or benefit again
    The government voted against reinstating the death penalty.

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