Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

instate

play
verb in·state \in-ˈstāt\

Definition of instate

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete a :  invest, endow b :  bestow, confer

  3. 2 :  to set or establish in a rank or office :  install



Examples of instate in a sentence

  1. <the new secretary of the treasury was instated on Monday>



1603

First Known Use of instate

1603


Learn More about instate


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up instate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to depart quickly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alphabet-pasta-spelling-help

Which is the correct spelling?

accommodate accomodate acommodate acommadate
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ