Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun institute

1 sense of institute

Sense 1
institute -- (an association organized to promote art or science or education)
       => association -- (a formal organization of people or groups of people; "he joined the Modern Language Association")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb institute

2 senses of institute

Sense 1
establish, found, plant, constitute, institute -- (set up or lay the groundwork for; "establish a new department")
       => initiate, pioneer -- (take the lead or initiative in; participate in the development of; "This South African surgeon pioneered heart transplants")

Sense 2
institute, bring -- (advance or set forth in court; "bring charges", "institute proceedings")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

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