I verb admit, appoint, confirmare, constituere, designate, endow, enlist, enroll, ensconce, entrust, establish, establish in an office, found, give admittance to, give entrance to, inaugurare, inaugurate, induct, initiare, initiate, install, instituere, introduce, introduce into office, invest, launch, lay the foundations, lead the way, name, nominate, place, place in office, plant, put in possession, receive, seat, set, stabilire, statuere, take in II index delegate, induct, invest (vest)

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  • Instate — In*state , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Instated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Instating}.] To set, place, or establish, as in a rank, office, or condition; to install; to invest; as, to instate a person in greatness or in favor. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instate — (v.) to put someone in a certain state or condition, c.1600, from IN (Cf. in) + STATE (Cf. state) (n.1). Related: Instated; instating …   Etymology dictionary

  • instate — [in stāt′] vt. instated, instating [ IN 1 + STATE] 1. to put in a particular status, position, or rank; install 2. Obs. to endow; invest ( with) …   English World dictionary

  • instate — transitive verb Date: 1603 1. obsolete a. invest, endow b. bestow, confer 2. to set or establish in a rank or office ; install …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • instate — instatement, n. /in stayt /, v.t., instated, instating. 1. to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install. 2. Obs. to endow with something. [1595 1605; IN 2 + STATE (n.); see REINSTATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • instate — verb to install someone in office; to induct …   Wiktionary

  • instate — Synonyms and related words: anoint, chair, crown, enlist, enroll, enthrone, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, invest, ordain, place, place in office, put in, sign on, sign up, throne …   Moby Thesaurus

  • instate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To admit formally into membership or office, as with ritual: inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, invest. See ACCEPT …   English dictionary for students

  • instate — in·state || ɪn steɪt v. admit, install, induct, place in a certain office or position …   English contemporary dictionary

  • instate — verb install or establish. Origin C17: from in 2 + state; cf. earlier reinstate …   English new terms dictionary

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