Dictionary.com

instantiate

[ in-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ ɪnˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), in·stan·ti·at·ed, in·stan·ti·at·ing.

to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).

QUIZZES

PROVE YOUR POETIC PROWESS WITH THIS QUIZ ON POETRY TERMS

Shall we compare this quiz to a summer's day? Probably not, but it is a fun quest to see how informed you are on a wide range of poetry terms.
Question 1 of 7
This term means the "arrangement of words in regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses." What is it?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of instantiate

First recorded in 1945–50; from Medieval Latin īnstantia “example supporting a general proposition,” from Latin īnstanti-, taken as a combining form of īnstantia “presence, urgency, urgent supplication, steadfastness”; see origin at instance,-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM instantiate

in·stan·ti·a·tion, nounin·stan·ti·a·tive, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for instantiate

  • It’s 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
/ (ɪnˈstænʃɪˌeɪt) /

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 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK