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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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  • The employee's full premium will be re-instated for the remainder of the year.
  • After the user-id is re-instated, the user will receive a confirmation by mail.
  • If the ordinance is repealed, the entire plat will be re-instated and the property will be restored to three lots.
  • Once the hardship exemption is lost or removed, hardship cannot be re-instated.
  • The calibration operation is instated through a calibration equation.
British Dictionary definitions for instated

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 instated

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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