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Synonyms of 'institute'

(noun) 
Definition
an organization set up for a specific purpose, especially research or teaching
a research institute devoted to software programming
Synonyms
establishment
Shops and other commercial establishments remained closed today.
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body
the police representative body
, ,
school
a boy who was in my class at school
,
university
,
society
the historical society
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association
the British Olympic Association
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college
,
institution
Class size varies from one type of institution to another.
,
organization
Most of the funds are provided by voluntary organizations.
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foundation
the foundation of the modern welfare state
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academy
her experience as a police academy instructor
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guild
the Writers' Guild of America
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fellowship
the National Youth Fellowship
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seminary
Nearly all my immediate family were dead, and I went into a seminary.
,
seat of learning
(noun) 
Definition
a rule, custom, or precedent
Synonyms
,
law
the laws of the Church of England
,
rule
An important rule is to drink plenty of water.
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principle
a violation of the basic principles of Marxism
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regulation
new safety regulations
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doctrine
the Marxist doctrine of perpetual revolution
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decree
He issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups to disband.
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dogma
the dogma of the Immaculate Conception
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tenet
Non-violence is the central tenet of their faith.
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edict
In 1741 Catherine the Great issued an edict of toleration for Buddhism.
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precept
the precepts of Buddhism
(verb) 
Definition
to start or establish
We will institute a number of methods to improve safety.
Synonyms
,
start
Now is probably as good a time as any to start a business.
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begin
He stood up and began to walk around the room.
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found
He founded the Centre for Journalism Studies.
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launch
The police have launched an investigation into the incident.
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set up
, ,
settle
As far as I'm concerned, the matter was settled yesterday.
, , , ,
install
A new Catholic bishop was installed yesterday.
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pioneer
the scientist who invented and pioneered DNA tests
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constitute
On 6 July a People's Revolutionary Government was constituted.
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initiate
They wanted to initiate a discussion on economics.
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originate
No-one knows who originated this story.
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commence
They commenced a systematic search of the area.
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inaugurate
They inaugurated the first ever scheduled flights.
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set in motion
,
bring into being
,
put into operation
Opposites
(verb) 
Definition
to install in a position or office
Synonyms
establish
They established the school in 1989.
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introduce
The Government has introduced a number of other money-saving ideas.
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appoint
We met at the time appointed.
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ordain (formal)
He ordained that they should wear uniform in public.
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induct
Six new members have been inducted into the Cabinet.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of academy
Definition
(in Scotland) a secondary school
her experience as a police academy instructor
Synonyms
college,
university,
centre of learning,
whare wananga (New Zealand)
in the sense of appoint
Definition
to fix or decide (a time or place for an event)
We met at the time appointed.
in the sense of association
Definition
a group of people with a common interest
the British Olympic Association

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