Definitions for INSTITUTEˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•sti•tuteˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut(v.; n.)-tut•ed, -tut•ing
(v.t.)to set up; establish; organize.
to inaugurate; initiate; start.
to set in operation:
to institute a lawsuit.
to establish in an office or position.
to invest with the spiritual charge of a church or parish.
(n.)a society or organization for carrying on a particular work, as of a literary, scientific, or educational character.
the building occupied by such a society.
a college devoted to instruction in technical subjects. a unit within a university organized for advanced instruction and research in a relatively narrow field. a short instructional program in some specialized activity.
an established principle, law, custom, or organization.
institutes, an elementary treatise on law.
Origin of institute:
1275–1325; ME < L institūtus, ptp. of instituere to set, put up, establish =in-in -2+-stituere, comb. form of statuere to make stand
an association organized to promote art or science or education
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)
set up or lay the groundwork for
"establish a new department"
advance or set forth in court
"bring charges", "institute proceedings"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
institute(noun)ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut
an organization that works to advance a particular area of knowledge
a research institute; the National Institute for Literacy
institute(verb)ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut
to start or cause to be used
reforms being instituted by the government
An organization founded to promote a cause
I work in a medical research institute.
An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects
The building housing such an institution
To begin or initiate (something).
He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.
To train, instruct.
established; organized; founded
to set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc
to originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to institute a court, or a society
to nominate; to appoint
to begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit
to ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct
to invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls
the act of instituting; institution
that which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law, habit, or custom
hence: An elementary and necessary principle; a precept, maxim, or rule, recognized as established and authoritative; usually in the plural, a collection of such principles and precepts; esp., a comprehensive summary of legal principles and decisions; as, the Institutes of Justinian; Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England. Cf. Digest, n
an institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute
the person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation
An institute is an organisational body created for a certain purpose.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'INSTITUTE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4364
Rank popularity for the word 'INSTITUTE' in Nouns Frequency: #809
Translations for INSTITUTE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a society or organization, or the building it uses
There is a lecture at the Philosophical Institute tonight.
- institutoPortuguese (BR)
- das InstitutGerman
- ίδρυμα, ινστιτούτοGreek
- موسسه؛ انجمنFarsi
- מָכוֹן, מוֹסָדHebrew
- 학회, 협회Korean
- موسسه؛ انجمنPersian
- بنسټ ايښودل تاسيسول، ټولنه، موسسهPashto
- 學院, 協會Chinese (Trad.)
- інститут; закладUkrainian
- Viện Nghiên cứuVietnamese
- 学院，协会，学会Chinese (Simp.)
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