reinstate (one) as (something)

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reinstate (one) as (something)

To assign or elect one to a position, role, or status that one previously held. Often used in passive constructions. She's hoping that the voters will reinstate her as the district attorney. Now that he's been reinstated as president of the board, Mr. Richardson said he is looking to restructure the company from the ground up.
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reinstate someone as something

to put someone back as a certain officeholder. The city council agreed to reinstate Mr. Wilson as alderman. Fred was reinstated as the court clerk.
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