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
a : invest, endow
b : bestow, confer

Examples of instate in a Sentence

the new secretary of the treasury was instated on Monday
Recent Examples on the Web But there are nonetheless some key things managers can instate that may help. Jane Thier, Fortune, 9 Dec. 2021 In mid-September, DeWine convened several physicians to ask school boards and leaders to instate mask requirements. Jackie Borchardt, The Enquirer, 1 Nov. 2021 Disney is using a tax incentive in building the offices, which could result in the company getting over $570 million instate tax breaks over the next 20 years, one of the largest incentive packages in Florida history for a single corporation. Katie Rice,, 2 Nov. 2021 Because neither the state nor the local health department has required masks, the board decided the district can't instate a mandate, a release from the district states. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 22 Sep. 2021 Merrie Najimy, president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, has urged Baker to instate both mask and vaccine mandates in public schools., 25 Aug. 2021 Following Monday's full FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, Louisiana will now begin to instate vaccine and COVID-19 testing mandates. Greta Bjornson,, 24 Aug. 2021 Many local school districts have pointed to the state's guidelines as a reason to instate universal mask policies, though the majority of Cincinnati area school districts have kept mask-wearing optional. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, 18 Aug. 2021 Gallego and Ducey have not spoken directly since last summer when the governor allowed cities to instate mandates, according to the mayor's spokesperson, Jeanine L'Ecuyer. Nicole Sadek, The Arizona Republic, 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of instate

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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13 Dec 2021

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“Instate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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