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[in-steyt] /ɪnˈsteɪt/
verb (used with object), instated, instating.
to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install.
Obsolete. to endow with something.
Origin of instate
1595-1605; in-2 + state (noun); see reinstate
Related forms
instatement, noun
uninstated, adjective Unabridged
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  • They expressed a cordial readiness to instate him in the position which his father had occupied.

    Alexander the Great Jacob Abbott
  • 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


(transitive) to place in a position or office; install
Derived Forms
instatement, noun
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Word Origin and History for instate

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

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