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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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Related Words for instated

admit, begin, commence, enter, inaugurate, induct, install, institute, invest, launch, open, originate, pioneer, trigger, intro

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Contemporary Examples of instated

Historical Examples of instated

  • She was conducted to London, and instated in at least the semblance of power.

    Queen Elizabeth

    Jacob Abbott

  • And now that the time had arrived, she instated him solemnly in his office.

    Queen Elizabeth

    Jacob Abbott

  • Beaumarchais early in the proceedings had summarily dropped Lee from his confidence and instated Deane in the vacancy.

    Benjamin Franklin

    John Torrey Morse, Jr.

  • He sent for Matilda to come and join him, and instated her in his palace as Queen of England.

British Dictionary definitions for instated


  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 instated



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

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