Instate In*state", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Instated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Instating}.] To set, place, or establish, as in a rank, office, or condition; to install; to invest; as, to instate a person in greatness or in favor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • instate — I verb admit, appoint, confirmare, constituere, designate, endow, enlist, enroll, ensconce, entrust, establish, establish in an office, found, give admittance to, give entrance to, inaugurare, inaugurate, induct, initiare, initiate, install,… …   Law dictionary

  • instate — (v.) to put someone in a certain state or condition, c.1600, from IN (Cf. in) + STATE (Cf. state) (n.1). Related: Instated; instating …   Etymology dictionary

  • instate — [in stāt′] vt. instated, instating [ IN 1 + STATE] 1. to put in a particular status, position, or rank; install 2. Obs. to endow; invest ( with) …   English World dictionary

  • instate — transitive verb Date: 1603 1. obsolete a. invest, endow b. bestow, confer 2. to set or establish in a rank or office ; install …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • instate — instatement, n. /in stayt /, v.t., instated, instating. 1. to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install. 2. Obs. to endow with something. [1595 1605; IN 2 + STATE (n.); see REINSTATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • instate — verb to install someone in office; to induct …   Wiktionary

  • instate — Synonyms and related words: anoint, chair, crown, enlist, enroll, enthrone, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, invest, ordain, place, place in office, put in, sign on, sign up, throne …   Moby Thesaurus

  • instate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To admit formally into membership or office, as with ritual: inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, invest. See ACCEPT …   English dictionary for students

  • instate — in·state || ɪn steɪt v. admit, install, induct, place in a certain office or position …   English contemporary dictionary

  • instate — verb install or establish. Origin C17: from in 2 + state; cf. earlier reinstate …   English new terms dictionary

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