Instate is defined as to put someone into a specific position, or to install something.verb
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- An example of instate is someone being hired as the principal of a school; instate the principal.
- An example of instate is something being voted into law; instate a law.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
transitive verb instated, instating
- to put in a particular status, position, or rank; install
- Obsolete to endow; invest (with)
in- + state
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
transitive verb in·stat·ed
To establish in office; install.