1 society, organization, association, league, alliance, guild:
They tried to establish an institute for research on badgers.
3 establish, found, launch, organize:
The principles of sportsmanship were instituted on the playing fields of England.
4 inaugurate, introduce, initiate, set up, start, begin, originate, commence, pioneer:
If you do not pay, we shall be obliged to institute proceedings against you.