verb (used with object), in·stat·ed, in·stat·ing.
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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Related Words for instateadmit, begin, commence, enter, inaugurate, induct, install, institute, invest, launch, open, originate, pioneer, trigger, intro
Examples from the Web for instate
Contemporary Examples of instate
Instate Republicans insist that O'Donnell is focused on doing local media and appealing to the state's voters.O'Donnell's Do or Die Debate
Samuel P. Jacobs
October 14, 2010
Historical Examples of instate
(tr) to place in a position or office; install
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