AskDefine | Define reinstate

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1 restore to the previous state or rank
2 bring back into original existence, use, function, or position; "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the region"; "restore the emperor to the throne" [syn: restore, reestablish]

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  1. To restore somebody to a former position or rank; to bring something back into use or existence.


To restore somebody to a former position or rank
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