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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.
(transitive) to place in a position or office; install

1670s, from instate + -ment.

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


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