instate

[ in-steyt ]
/ ɪnˈsteɪt /

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.

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Origin of instate

1595–1605; in-2 + state (noun); see reinstate

OTHER WORDS FROM instate

in·state·ment, nounun·in·stat·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for 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|DAILY BEAST
  • They expressed a cordial readiness to instate him in the position which his father had occupied.

    Alexander the Great|Jacob Abbott
  • 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

instate
/ (ɪnˈsteɪt) /

verb

(tr) to place in a position or office; install

Derived forms of instate

instatement, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with instate

in state

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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