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instate

[in-steyt] /ɪnˈsteɪt/
verb (used with object), instated, instating.
1.
to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install.
2.
Obsolete. to endow with something.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; in-2 + state (noun); see reinstate
Related forms
instatement, noun
uninstated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for in state

instate

/ɪnˈsteɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to place in a position or office; install
Derived Forms
instatement, noun
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Word Origin and History for in state

instate

v.

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

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Idioms and Phrases with in state

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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