- Instate is defined as to put someone into a specific position, or to install something.
- 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.
instate definition by Webster's New World
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instate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb in·stat·ed, in·stat·ing, in·states
To establish in office; install.