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institute (something) against (someone or something)

To introduce or establish something against someone or something else. Did you hear that they've instituted a new law against people who commit fraud?
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institute something against someone or something

to initiate something against someone or something. The hospital decided to institute proceedings against her for failing to pay her bill. The prosecutor instituted a case against the county board.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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