institute-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: set up, get going

Since the tragedy of 9-11, airlines have instituted security measures that may affect your travel.
We have instituted a pilot program in 16 targeted high schools.
She is most famous for prison reforms that she instituted during her term as Inspector General of Prisons.

VerbNet: establish-55.5-1
FrameNet: Execute_plan
PropBank: institute.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: advance or set forward in court

I have instituted proceedings to validate my petitions.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2