Learner's definition of REINSTATE
to put (someone) back in a job or position that had been taken away
After his name was cleared, he was reinstated as committee chairperson.
The company promised to reinstate [=rehire] the employees that had been laid off.
to begin using or dealing with (a law, policy, system, etc.) again
The school board voted to reinstate the school's uniform policy.
the year the death penalty was reinstated
The court case was dismissed by the judge but reinstated [=reopened] on appeal.