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verb (used with object), in·stat·ed, in·stat·ing.
  1. to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install.
  2. Obsolete. to endow with something.
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Origin of instate

1595–1605; in-2 + state (noun); see reinstate
Related formsin·state·ment, nounun·in·stat·ed, adjective
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  • They expressed a cordial readiness to instate him in the position which his father had occupied.

  • Alternatively, the state can instate an efficient court system, aided by active law enforcement agencies.

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British Dictionary definitions for instate


  1. (tr) to place in a position or office; install
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Derived Formsinstatement, noun
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Word Origin and History for instate


"to put someone in a certain state or condition," c.1600, from in + state (n.1). Related: Instated; instating.

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