- Reinstate is to restore someone or something to a previous position or status.
When you fire an employee because of a scandal and it later turns out the accusations were not true and you hire him back to his original position, this is an example of a time when you reinstate him to his original position.
reinstate definition by Webster's New World
- reinstatement noun
reinstate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb re·in·stat·ed, re·in·stat·ing, re·in·states
- To bring back into use or existence.
- To restore to a previous condition or position.
- reˌin·stateˈment noun