institute Definition

  • 1an organization that has a particular purpose, especially one that is connected with education or a particular profession
  • 2to introduce or establish something, such as a system or rule

Using institute: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "institute" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The National Institutes of Health is the primary agency of the United States government responsible for biomedical and public health research.

  • Example

    The government plans to institute new policies to reduce crime rates.

  • Example

    She was instrumental in instituting reforms in the company.

  • Example

    The university will institute a new program next semester.

institute Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for institute

Idioms Using institute

  • institute legal proceedings

    to start a legal process against someone


    The company decided to institute legal proceedings against the former employee for breach of contract.

  • to begin a thorough search for something or someone


    The police decided to institute a search for the missing person.

  • to introduce or establish a new policy or rule


    The school board voted to institute a new dress code policy for students.

Phrases with institute

  • a type of university that specializes in engineering, science, and technology


    He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in computer science.

  • a college or university that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees


    She received her PhD from an institute of higher education in California.

  • an organization that provides advice and guidance on health and medical issues


    The Institute of Medicine released a report on the effects of climate change on public health.

Origins of institute

from Latin 'institutum', meaning 'establishment'


Summary: institute in Brief

The term 'institute' [ˈɪnstɪtjuːt] refers to an organization with a specific purpose, often related to education or a profession. It can also mean to introduce or establish something, such as a system or rule. Examples include the National Institutes of Health and instituting new policies to reduce crime rates. Phrases like 'institute of technology' and 'institute legal proceedings' extend its usage, while idioms like 'institute a search' and 'institute a policy' denote starting a thorough search or introducing a new policy.

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