Synonyms of institute in English:


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1‘a research institute’

organization, establishment, institution, foundation, centre
academy, school, college, university, conservatory, seminary, centre of learning, seat of learning
society, association, federation, group, circle, fellowship, body, league, union, alliance, guild, consortium, concern, corporation


1‘Lowell instituted a search for this unknown planet’

set in motion, put in motion, get under way, get going, get off the ground, get in operation, start, begin, initiate, launch, lay the foundations of, lay the first stone of, sow the seeds of, set up, inaugurate, found, establish, put in place, organize, get working, get functioning, activate, actuate, generate, cause, bring about
get the ball rolling, set the ball rolling, start the ball rolling
informal kick off
formal commence

halt, cancel, end

2‘he will be instituted as vicar of Saltburn’

install, instate, induct, invest, inaugurate, introduce, admit into office, swear in, initiate
ordain, consecrate, anoint
enthrone, crown
appoint, put in, create

dismiss, defrock