instate

[in-steyt]

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.

Nearby words

  1. instantiate,
  2. instantiation,
  3. instantize,
  4. instantly,
  5. instar,
  6. instatement,
  7. instauration,
  8. instead,
  9. instead of,
  10. instep

Origin of instate

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

Related formsin·state·ment, nounun·in·stat·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for instatement

instate

verb

(tr) to place in a position or office; install
Derived Formsinstatement, noun

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Word Origin and History for instatement
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