transitive verb-·stat′ed, -·stat′ing
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.
transitive verbre·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.
(third-person singular simple present reinstates, present participle reinstating, simple past and past participle reinstated)
re- +"Ž instate
- Novara set Austria free to reinstate the Italian despots.
- Some of the dispossessed princes of Asia Minor had repaired to Timur and begged him to reinstate them; accordingly Timur sent to Bayezid to request that this might be done.
- Would prove disastrous for Florence, for Clement would certainly seize the opportunity to reinstate his family in power.
- Subsequent attempt,s of the princess to reinstate her son in his dominions were unsuccessful, and it was not till the peace of Westphalia in 1648 that he regained a portion of them,.
- By the advice of her ministers, and to avoid bloodshed, the queen surrendered under protest, in view of the landing of United States troops, appealing to the government of the United States to reinstate her in authority.