- to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install.
- Obsolete. to endow with something.
Origin of instate
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Examples from the Web for instated
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She was conducted to London, and instated in at least the semblance of power.
And now that the time had arrived, she instated him solemnly in his office.
Beaumarchais early in the proceedings had summarily dropped Lee from his confidence and instated Deane in the vacancy.Benjamin Franklin
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He sent for Matilda to come and join him, and instated her in his palace as Queen of England.William the Conqueror
- (tr) to place in a position or office; install
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Word Origin and History for instated
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