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

Definition of instate

transitive verb

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

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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 Americans have long clashed and battled about the turkey dinner as vegetarians and carnivores fought to instate their own menus. Adrienne Bitar, Time, "The Turkey Has Been the Subject of Thanksgiving-Day Arguments for Longer Than You Probably Think," 28 Nov. 2019 Weekend unrest moved the Chilean government to instate a city-wide curfew, and on Saturday Chilean President Sebastian Piñera said that ministers will suspend the plan to increase the price of subway tickets. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for October 21: Canada elections, Protests, Brexit, Impeachment inquiry, California wildfires," 21 Oct. 2019 Eckhardt and Gramenos can apply for permits to remedy these conditions and can file to re-instate their privileges once the issues have been fixed. Tracy Swartz,, "‘Windy City Rehab’ in limbo as city upholds suspension decisions," 29 July 2019 The campaign is demanding Postmates instate at a $6 minimum pay per job for workers, in addition to still earning per-mile, base rates and tips. Sara Ashley O'brien, CNN, "On-demand workers are protesting -- using the apps they work for," 14 June 2019 In a statement on Facebook, the union called on corporate to instate a policy allowing for political protest pins to be worn at work. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Oregon fast food restaurant revises button policy after employees' wear 'Abolish Ice' and 'No one is illegal' pins at work," 9 Sep. 2018 The New York City Council voted today to pass a package of bills that would, among other things, instate a 12-month pause on adding new ride-hail cars while the city studies the companies’ effects on congestion and driver wages. Johana Bhuiyan, Recode, "Uber lost in NYC. But here’s the real problem.," 8 Aug. 2018 Commit to tending to yourself like a precious little garden, and get curious about what’s growing and shifting beneath the surface. Ritualize your everyday rather than instate harsh regimens. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes September 17-23," 10 Sep. 2016 In August 2017, an arbitrator overturned Johnson's firing and ordered the county to re-instate him at the rank of corporal. Cory Shaffer,, "Court orders Cuyahoga County to release video of corrections officer's attack on naked inmate," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of instate

1603, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of instate was in 1603

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5 Dec 2019

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“Instate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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