reinstate re‧in‧state [ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt] verb [transitive]
1. to put someone back into a job or position of authority from which they had previously been removed:

• His claim of unfair dismissal was upheld and he was later reinstated.

reinstate somebody as something

• She was cleared by the investigation and immediately reinstated as Finance Director.

— reinstatement noun [countable, uncountable] :

• The sacked workers are fighting for reinstatement.

2. to put back into a document, agreement etc something that had previously been taken out:

• We agreed to reinstate this clause in the contract.

3. INSURANCE to bring back into effect an insurance policy that has not been in effect for some time, for example because the regular payments for it have not been made
— reinstatement noun [uncountable]

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reinstate UK US /ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt/ verb [T]
HR to give back to someone a job or position that was previously taken from them: »

She went to the committee and asked to be reinstated.

reinstate sb as sth »

Having cleared his name in court he was reinstated as CEO.

to bring back a rule, agreement, process, etc. that was previously stopped: »

The new director has reinstated weekly finance meetings.

to put back into a document something that was previously removed: »

Please reinstate the paragraph about compensation.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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