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institute

in·sti·tute

institute

 
 
pronunciation:
In stih tut
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: instituted, institutes, instituting
definition 1: to establish or set in operation.
The company is instituting new procedures for hiring.The goal was to institute a revolutionary government.
synonyms:
establish, found, start
antonyms:
abrogate
similar words:
constitute, create, develop, ground, impose, inaugurate, organize, set
definition 2: to initiate or begin.
The commission has already instituted its investigation into the matter.
synonyms:
begin, commence, initiate, introduce, start
similar words:
generate, impose, inaugurate, launch, originate, set
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an organization established to render a service or support a cause.
She was taught braille at an institute for the blind.
synonyms:
institution
similar words:
association, foundation, organization, society
definition 2: a college teaching a specialized subject matter, such as art or technology.
My mother studied painting at the art institute.
synonyms:
academy
similar words:
athenaeum, college, polytechnic, school, think tank
definition 3: a brief instructional program for a specific group or in a specific area of study.
Three hundred students have enrolled in the university's summer institute on law and language.
similar words:
course, program, seminar
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