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instantiate

[ in-stan-shee-eyt ]
/ ɪnˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt /
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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).

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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
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Example sentences from the Web for instantiate

  • 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
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