in·​state | \ in-ˈstāt How to pronounce instate (audio) \
instated; instating; instates

Definition of instate

transitive verb

1 : to set or establish in a rank or office : install
2 obsolete

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Examples of instate in a Sentence

the new secretary of the treasury was instated on Monday
Recent Examples on the Web The acceleration has prompted the county to halt outdoor dining and instate a modified stay-at-home order this week. Soumya Karlamangla Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "‘Getting worse each day’: 1 in 145 L.A. County residents can infect others with the coronavirus," 25 Nov. 2020 Hawaii was supposed to instate a pre-testing program that would eliminate the need for out-of-state travelers to quarantine in August. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "Hawaii Will Now Require Travelers to Fill Out a Health Application Before Boarding Their Flight," 31 Aug. 2020 Maryland’s governor approved an elections board plan to instate a voting center model for the November election. Rachel Glickhouse, ProPublica, "Electionland 2020: USPS Chaos, Election Cybersecurity, August Voting and More," 14 Aug. 2020 Under typical circumstances, national parks that are home to wild ape populations will instate distance requirements to keep humans from infecting or otherwise harming animals. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "COVID-19 Could Threaten Great Ape Populations, Researchers Warn," 26 Mar. 2020 China has further made plans to instate a security bureau in Hong Kong that would analyze security situations in the region and safeguard China’s national security interests. Fox News, "Pompeo: US imposes restrictions on Chinese Communist Party leaders undermining Hong Kong autonomy," 26 June 2020 There’s currently a petition to instate a statue of Paul Stephenson, the leader of the Bristol bus boycotts. Thomas J Price, Time, "Taking Down Statues Isn't Enough. We Need to Radically Rethink How We Celebrate Power," 17 June 2020 These controls were expensive, costing the industry as much as $9.6 billion a year to instate them. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "EPA weakens mercury standards, which experts say could put pollution controls at risk," 28 Apr. 2020 In the grand scheme of healthcare infrastructure, the effort and resources necessary to instate something like this is relatively low. Yael Grauer, Ars Technica, "Why is the healthcare industry still so bad at cybersecurity?," 9 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of instate

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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30 Nov 2020

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“Instate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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