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[in-steyt] /ɪnˈsteɪt/
verb (used with object), instated, instating.
to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install.
Obsolete. to endow with something.
1595-1605; in-2 + state (noun); see reinstate
Related forms
instatement, noun
uninstated, adjective Unabridged
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Examples for instate
  • We need to re-instate a sort of apprenticeship model where people can learn any craft, trade, or work.
  • Re-instate the draft, except this time the soldiers are never in the line of fire, so there won't be any public outcry.
  • instate receipts include all gallons of aircraft jet fuel purchased, refined, or produced by you.
  • Wage rates comparisons for other jobs, eg tax examiners, include both instate organizations and other state governments.
  • The prices that they advertise are substantially lower than the cost of cigarettes from instate retailers.
  • Mileage is an acceptable basis for determining instate and out-of-state use.
British Dictionary definitions for instate


(transitive) to place in a position or office; install
Derived Forms
instatement, noun
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