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institute (make)

Definition:

to advance or set forth in court

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

instituted

Present participle:

instituting

3rd-person singular present:

institutes

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

institute proceedings

Synonyms:

bring

Etymology:

"to establish in office, appoint", from Latin institutus, past participle of...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

institute | establish [synonym, sense-specific] | induct [synonym, sense-specific] | institutor [derived] | instituter [noun, derived]

to organize; establish | to initiate | to establish in a position or office; induct | [followed by] in or into to install (a clergyman) in a church | ... (25 of 537 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Institute

an organisational body created for a certain purpose. Often they are research organisations created to do research on specific topics. An institute can also be a professional body. In some countries institutes can be part of a university or other ... (40 of 405 words)

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Institute (disambiguation)

a permanent organizational body created for a certain purpose. Institute may also refer to: Institute, West Virginia, United States | Institute, Wisconsin, United States | Arkticheskiy Institut Islands, islands in northern Siberia | Institut de France,... (33 of 210 words, 14 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

institute | institututed [past tense] | institututing [present participle] | Institute [sense-specific] | institutes [sense-specific] | Institute: Institutes of Justinian [synonym, sense-specific]

to set up; establish; organize. | to inaugurate; initiate; start. | to set in operation. | to bring into use or practice. | to establish in an office ... (24 of 217 words, 12 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

institute [entry 1, verb] | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | inaugurate [synonym, sense-specific] | organize [synonym, sense-specific] | begin [synonym, sense-specific] | constitute [synonym, sense-specific] | establish [synonym, sense-specific] | initiate [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to establish in a position or office | to originate and get established; "organize" ; to set going; "inaugurate" (18 of 176 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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institute [entry 2, noun] | institutes [plural] | association [synonym] | board [synonym] | brotherhood [synonym] | chamber [synonym] | club [synonym] | college [synonym] | congress [synonym] | ...

something that is instituted: as ; an elementary principle recognized as authoritative ; "institutes": a collection of such principles and precepts ; ... (22 of 193 words, 3 usage examples)

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Oxford Dictionary:

institute | institutes

[often in names] : an organization having a particular purpose, especially one that is involved with science, education, or a specific profession | ... (22 of 178 words, 5 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

institute | institututed [past tense] | institututing [present participle] | instituter [related]

to set up; establish; found; introduce | to start; initiate | to install in office, especially as a minister in a church or parish | something ... (23 of 146 words, 12 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

institute | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | institutes [3rd-person singular present] | instituter [noun, related] | institutor [noun, related]

To establish, organize, and set in operation. | To initiate; begin. See Synonyms at found1. | To establish or invest in an office or a ... (23 of 128 words, 9 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

institute [transitive, formal, verb] | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | institutes [3rd-person singular present]

to start something such as a system or an official process (11 of 50 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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institute [countable] | institutes [plural]

an organization that does a particular type of research or educational work (12 of 42 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

institute | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | institutes [3rd-person singular present]

An organization founded to promote a cause | An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects | The building housing such an institution | [transitive] To begin or initiate (something). | [obsolete, transitive] To train, instruct. (34 of 46 words, 5 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

institute [entry 1]

an organization where people do a particular kind of scientific, educational or social work, or the buildings which it uses (20 of 30 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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institute [entry 2, formal]

to start or cause a system, rule, legal action, etc. to exist (12 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

institute | institutes [plural] | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle]

an organization for promoting something such as art, science, or the well-being of a group | an educational institution, especially one concerned with ... (22 of 151 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

institute

First use: early 14th century

Origin: "to establish in office, appoint", from Latin institutus, past participle of instituere "to set up", from in- "in" + ... (22 of 65 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

institute | institutes

Origin: Middle English (in "... of the verb"): from Latin institut- "established", from the verb instituere, from in- "in, towards" + ... (20 of 43 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

institute | institututed [past tense] | institututing [present participle]

Origin: Latin institutus, past participle of instituere, to set up, ... | Latin institutum, arrangement, plan from the verb (17 of 32 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

institute | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | institutes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: 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").

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American Heritage Dictionary:

institute | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | institutes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English instituten, from Latin īnstituere, īnstitūt-, to establish: in-, in; see "in-" [entry 2] + ... (16 of 24 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

institute

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin instituere, from statuere to place, stand

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Merriam-Webster:

institute [entry 1, verb] | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin institutus, past participle of instituere, from in- + statuere to set up

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Encarta Dictionary:

institute | institutes [plural] | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin institut-, past participle of instituere "establish" from statuere "set up" from stare "to stand"

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

institute | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | institutes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "institute"

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Collins Dictionary:

institute

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

institute [transitive, formal, verb] | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | institutes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "institute"

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institute [countable] | institutes [plural]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

institute [transitive, formal, verb] | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle] | institutes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "institute"

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institute [countable] | institutes [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

institute [entry 1]

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the Free Dictionary:

institute

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Google Dictionary:

institute | institutes [plural] | instituted [past tense] | instituting [present participle]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

institute

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YourDictionary Audio:

institute

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freedictionary.org:

Institute

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