verb (used with object), instantiated, instantiating.
to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).

1945–50; < Latin instanti(a) (taken as combining form of instance) + -ate

instantiation, noun
instantiative, adjective Unabridged
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instantiate (ɪnˈstænʃɪˌeɪt)
(tr) to represent by an instance
[C20: from Latin instantia (see instance) + -ate1]

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instantiate definition


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Example sentences
Advocates of this perspective instantiate their claims to the health benefits accrued therefrom.
We present formal models of both processes and instantiate each in computer simulations.
Of course, the user has to take care of the engine objects he is going to instantiate.
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