Reinstate is to restore someone or something to a previous position or status.(verb)
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.
See reinstate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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transitive verb re·in·stat·ed, re·in·stat·ing, re·in·states
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