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 for reinstate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reinstate \Re`in*state"\ (-st?t"), v. t.
     To place again in possession, or in a former state; to
     restore to a state from which one had been removed; to
     instate again; as, to reinstate a king in the possession of
     the kingdom.
     [1913 Webster]
           For the just we have said already thet some of them
           were reinstated in their pristine happiness and
           felicity.                                --Glanvill.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: restore to the previous state or rank
      2: bring back into original existence, use, function, or
         position; "restore law and order"; "reestablish peace in the
         region"; "restore the emperor to the throne" [syn: restore,
         reinstate, reestablish]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  36 Moby Thesaurus words for "reinstate":
     account for, clear, cry sour grapes, destigmatize, do justice to,
     exculpate, explain, give back, justify, place in, purge, put back,
     rationalize, reactivate, recall, reconstitute, reconvert, recruit,
     reenact, reestablish, refill, reform, rehabilitate, reinstall,
     reinstitute, reintegrate, reinvest, renew, replace, replenish,
     restore, return, revest, revive, vindicate, warrant

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