to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install.
Obsolete. to endow with something.
- in·state·ment, noun
- un·in·stat·ed, adjective
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How to use instate in a sentence
Some states have instated protections to keep renters in their homes until at least the new year.Without pandemic unemployment assistance, many navigate uncertain economic future | Emily Davies, Jasmine Hilton | September 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Over the last century, however, the total number of events has ballooned, with the International Olympic Committee even instating a 28-sport cap from 2002 to 2014.
The company cites such standards as a $15 an hour minimum wage, a factor the company initial pushed back on, but ultimately instated after pressure from legislators.Amazon defeats warehouse union push, RWDSU challenges results | Brian Heater | April 9, 2021 | TechCrunch
Goldman instated the Saturdays-off policy, and said that it would set the expectation that junior bankers work 70-75 hours a week.Why are Goldman’s junior bankers still complaining about long hours? | Sarah Todd | March 22, 2021 | Quartz
They brought in testing kits and re-instated the hand washing stands that had been ubiquitous during the Ebola outbreak.Why Africa's COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn't Been as Bad as Everyone Feared | Aryn Baker | December 30, 2020 | Time
Recently, for instance, Giffords called for Arizona to re-instate transplant funding for poor people, which Brewer had axed.Gabrielle Giffords Shooting: Hatred Ravages AZ Over Immigration | Terry Greene Sterling | January 9, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
instate Republicans insist that O'Donnell is focused on doing local media and appealing to the state's voters.
And yet the authorities Dr. Luther wishes to re-instate are older than those he attacks.Chronicles of the Schonberg-Cotta Family | Elizabeth Rundle Charles
I have made this long preamble about it to induce you, if possible, to re-instate us in your mother's good graces.Mary Lamb | Anne Burrows Gilchrist
Another was to re-instate some men who had been discharge for cause.
A promise made to Sara Coleridge to re-instate the washing-tub was, alas!Anima Poet | Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Alternatively, the state can instate an efficient court system, aided by active law enforcement agencies.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for instate
(tr) to place in a position or office; install
- instatement, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with instate
With pomp and ceremony, as in The foreign leaders were dining in state at the White House. This expression, dating from the late 1600s, also appears in lie in state, said of a dead body ceremoniously exposed to public view before being interred. This latter usage, dating from about 1700, is generally confined to important public figures, as in His Majesty lay in state in the palace.
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