Founded vs Instituted - What's the difference?

founded | instituted |

As verbs the difference between founded and instituted

is that founded is while instituted is (institute).

As an adjective founded

is having a basis.




  • (nonstandard, childish)
  • To set up; to launch; to institute.
  • Use as a basis for; grounded on.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a basis.
  • She offered a well-founded hypothesis.






  • (institute)

  • institute


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) institut, from (etyl), from (etyl) .


    (wikipedia institute) (en noun)
  • An organization founded to promote a cause
  • I work in a medical research institute .
  • An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects
  • The building housing such an institution
  • (obsolete) The act of instituting; institution.
  • * Milton
  • water sanctified by Christ's institute
  • (obsolete) That which is instituted, established, or fixed, such as a law, habit, or custom.
  • * Burke
  • They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy.
  • * Dryden
  • to make the Stoics' institutes thy own
  • (legal, Scotland) The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.
  • (Tomlins)
    Derived terms
    * educational institute * research institute * academic institute

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) .


  • To begin or initiate (something); to found.
  • He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.
  • * (rfdate) Shakespeare
  • And haply institute / A course of learning and ingenious studies.
  • * 1776 , (Thomas Jefferson), (Declaration of Independence) :
  • Whenever any from of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government.
  • (obsolete) To train, instruct.
  • *, II.27:
  • *:Publius was the first that ever instituted the Souldier to manage his armes by dexteritie and skil, and joyned art unto vertue, not for the use of private contentions, but for the wars and Roman peoples quarrels.
  • * (rfdate) Dr. H. More
  • If children were early instituted , knowledge would insensibly insinuate itself.
  • To nominate; to appoint.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • We institute your Grace / To be our regent in these parts of France.
  • (ecclesiastical, legal) To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
  • (Blackstone)


  • (obsolete) Established; organized; founded.
  • * Robynson (More's Utopia)
  • They have but few laws. For to a people so instruct and institute , very few to suffice.