Institute meaning

ĭnstĭ-to͝ot, -tyo͝ot
Something instituted.
  • An established principle, law, custom, or usage.
  • A summary or digest of established principles, esp. in law.
  • An organization for the promotion of art, science, education, etc.
  • A school specializing in art, music, etc.
  • A college or university specializing in technical subjects.
  • An institution for advanced study, research, and instruction in a restricted field.
  • A short teaching program established for a group concerned with some special field of work.
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An organization founded to promote a cause.

A cancer research institute.

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To start; initiate.

To institute a search.

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To install in office, esp. as a minister in a church or parish.
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To set up; establish; found; introduce.
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To institute is defined as to start, establish or set up.

An example of to institute is beginning a new nutrition meal plan at an elementary school.

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The definition of an institute is an organization or school.

An example of an institute is an art college.

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To establish or invest (someone) in an office or position.
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A usually short, intensive workshop or seminar on a specific subject.
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An organization founded to promote a cause.

I work in a medical research institute.

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An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects.
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The building housing such an institution.
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To begin or initiate (something); to found.

He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.

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Dr. H. More.

If children were early instituted, knowledge would insensibly insinuate itself.

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  • We institute your Grace / To be our regent in these parts of France.
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(ecclesiastical, law) To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.

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(obsolete) Established; organized; founded.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
institute
Plural:
institutes

Origin of institute

  • Middle English instituten from Latin īnstituere īnstitūt- to establish in- in in–2 statuere to set up stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Latin īnstitūtus, past participle of īnstituō (“I set up, place upon, purpose, begin, institute”), from in (“in, on”) + statuō (“set up, establish”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From French institut, from Middle French, from Latin īnstitūtum.

    From Wiktionary