instate

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Etymology[edit]

From in- +‎ state.

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instate (third-person singular simple present instates, present participle instating, simple past and past participle instated)

  1. (transitive) To install (someone) in office; to establish.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 175:
      Except that in the rest of society there was sex aplenty, with the hedonism of “the Sixties” almost officially instated as dogma, and the slow, surreptitious growth of this consensus to the then unguessed-at status of “correctness.”

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Verb[edit]

instāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of instō