[in-sti-toot, -tyoot] /ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/
verb (used with object), instituted, instituting.
to set up; establish; organize:
to institute a government.
to inaugurate; initiate; start:
to institute a new course in American literature.
to set in operation:
to institute a lawsuit.
to bring into use or practice:
to institute laws.
to establish in an office or position.
Ecclesiastical. to assign to or invest with a spiritual charge, as of a parish.
a society or organization for carrying on a particular work, as of a literary, scientific, or educational character.
the building occupied by such a society.
an established principle, law, custom, or organization.
to organize; establish
to initiate: to institute a practice
to establish in a position or office; induct
foll by in or into. to install (a clergyman) in a church
an organization founded for particular work, such as education, promotion of the arts, or scientific research
the building where such an organization is situated
something instituted, esp a rule, custom, or precedent
early 14c., “to establish in office, appoint,” from Latin institutus, past participle of instituere “to set up,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + statuere “establish, to cause to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand,” with derivatives meaning “place or thing that is standing” (see stet). General sense of “set up, found, introduce” first attested late 15c. Related: Instituted; instituting.
1510s, “purpose, design,” from institute (v.). From 1540s as “an established law.” The sense of “organization, society” is from 1828, borrowed from French Institut national des Sciences et des Arts, established 1795 to replace the royal academies, from Latin institutum, neuter past participle of instituere.
[verb in-suhlt; noun in-suhlt] /verb ɪnˈsʌlt; noun ˈɪn sʌlt/ verb (used with object) 1. to treat or speak to insolently or with contemptuous rudeness; affront. 2. to affect as an affront; offend or demean. 3. Archaic. to attack; assault. verb (used without object) 4. Archaic. to behave with insolent triumph; exult contemptuously (usually followed by […]
[in-suhl-ting] /ɪnˈsʌl tɪŋ/ adjective 1. giving or causing ; characterized by affronting rudeness, insolence, etc. [verb in-suhlt; noun in-suhlt] /verb ɪnˈsʌlt; noun ˈɪn sʌlt/ verb (used with object) 1. to treat or speak to insolently or with contemptuous rudeness; affront. 2. to affect as an affront; offend or demean. 3. Archaic. to attack; assault. verb […]
[in-soo-per-uh-buh l] /ɪnˈsu pər ə bəl/ adjective 1. incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted: an insuperable barrier. /ɪnˈsuːpərəbəl; -prəbəl; -ˈsjuː-/ adjective 1. incapable of being overcome; insurmountable adj. mid-14c., “unconquerable,” from Latin insuperabilis “that cannot be passed over, unconquerable,” from in- “not, opposite of” (see in- (1)) + superabilis “that may be overcome,” […]
[in-suh-pawr-tuh-buh l, -pohr-] /ˌɪn səˈpɔr tə bəl, -ˈpoʊr-/ adjective 1. not endurable; unbearable; insufferable: insupportable pain. 2. incapable of support or justification, as by evidence or collected facts: an insupportable accusation. /ˌɪnsəˈpɔːtəbəl/ adjective 1. incapable of being endured; intolerable; insufferable 2. incapable of being supported or justified; indefensible adj. 1520s, from French insupportable (14c.) or […]