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instantiate

[ in-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ 瑟n藞st忙n 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路stan路ti路at路ed, in路stan路ti路at路ing.
to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).
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Origin of instantiate

First recorded in 1945鈥50; from Medieval Latin 墨nstantia 鈥渆xample supporting a general proposition,鈥 from Latin 墨nstanti-, taken as a combining form of 墨nstantia 鈥減resence, urgency, urgent supplication, steadfastness鈥; see origin at instance,-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM instantiate

in路stan路ti路a路tion, nounin路stan路ti路a路tive, adjective
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How to use instantiate in a sentence

  • It鈥檚 why activists and politicians targeting the issue have embraced international compacts such as the Paris climate accord in an effort to instantiate international rules aimed at cutting emissions across the board.

  • Then any changes you make get synced back and we instantiate them.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
  • The way you get a ride online is to sync up with our version-server and then instantiate a copy.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for instantiate

instantiate
/ (瑟n藞st忙n蕛瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
(tr) to represent by an instance

Word Origin for instantiate

C20: from Latin instantia (see instance) + -ate 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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