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instate

[in-steyt]
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verb (used with object), in·stat·ed, in·stat·ing.
  1. to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install.
  2. Obsolete. to endow with something.
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Origin of instate

1595–1605; in-2 + state (noun); see reinstate
Related formsin·state·ment, nounun·in·stat·ed, adjective
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  • They expressed a cordial readiness to instate him in the position which his father had occupied.

  • Alternatively, the state can instate an efficient court system, aided by active law enforcement agencies.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin


British Dictionary definitions for instate

instate

verb
  1. (tr) to place in a position or office; install
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Derived Formsinstatement, noun
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Word Origin and History for instate

v.

"to put someone in a certain state or condition," c.1600, from in + state (n.1). Related: Instated; instating.

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