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instate

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsteɪt
 
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Definition of instate in English:

verb

[with object]
Set up in position; install or establish: many of the troops had only joined up when the new regime was instated
More example sentences
  • This clearly proves that instating a draft has negative results, and only leads to more soldiers coming home in body bags.
  • After the thugs easily overthrow the Baath party, Rudie instates a strict fundamentalist form of Rastafarianism as state religion.
  • When this district agreed to accept David, in light of his ‘special’ abilities, several rules were instated to ensure both his safety and that of his classmates.

Origin

early 17th century (formerly also as enstate): from en-1, in-2 'into' + the noun state. Compare with earlier reinstate.

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