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in·stan·ti·ate

 (ĭn-stăn′shē-āt′)
tr.v. in·stan·ti·at·ed, in·stan·ti·at·ing, in·stan·ti·ates
To represent (an abstract concept) by a concrete or tangible example: "Two apples ... both instantiate the single universal redness" (J. Holloway).

[Latin īnstantia, example; see instance + -ate.]

in·stan′ti·a′tion n.
in·stan′tia·tive (-stăn′shə-tĭv) adj.
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instantiate

(ɪnˈstænʃɪˌeɪt)
vb
(tr) to represent by an instance
[C20: from Latin instantia (see instance) + -ate1]
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in•stan•ti•ate

(ɪnˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, claim, etc.).
[1945–50; < Latin instanti(a) (taken as comb. form of instance) + -ate1]
in•stan`ti•a′tion, n.
in•stan′ti•a`tive, adj.
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instantiate


Past participle: instantiated
Gerund: instantiating

Imperative
instantiate
instantiate
Present
I instantiate
you instantiate
he/she/it instantiates
we instantiate
you instantiate
they instantiate
Preterite
I instantiated
you instantiated
he/she/it instantiated
we instantiated
you instantiated
they instantiated
Present Continuous
I am instantiating
you are instantiating
he/she/it is instantiating
we are instantiating
you are instantiating
they are instantiating
Present Perfect
I have instantiated
you have instantiated
he/she/it has instantiated
we have instantiated
you have instantiated
they have instantiated
Past Continuous
I was instantiating
you were instantiating
he/she/it was instantiating
we were instantiating
you were instantiating
they were instantiating
Past Perfect
I had instantiated
you had instantiated
he/she/it had instantiated
we had instantiated
you had instantiated
they had instantiated
Future
I will instantiate
you will instantiate
he/she/it will instantiate
we will instantiate
you will instantiate
they will instantiate
Future Perfect
I will have instantiated
you will have instantiated
he/she/it will have instantiated
we will have instantiated
you will have instantiated
they will have instantiated
Future Continuous
I will be instantiating
you will be instantiating
he/she/it will be instantiating
we will be instantiating
you will be instantiating
they will be instantiating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been instantiating
you have been instantiating
he/she/it has been instantiating
we have been instantiating
you have been instantiating
they have been instantiating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been instantiating
you will have been instantiating
he/she/it will have been instantiating
we will have been instantiating
you will have been instantiating
they will have been instantiating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been instantiating
you had been instantiating
he/she/it had been instantiating
we had been instantiating
you had been instantiating
they had been instantiating
Conditional
I would instantiate
you would instantiate
he/she/it would instantiate
we would instantiate
you would instantiate
they would instantiate
Past Conditional
I would have instantiated
you would have instantiated
he/she/it would have instantiated
we would have instantiated
you would have instantiated
they would have instantiated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.instantiate - represent by an instance; "This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"
instantiate - find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word); "The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"
represent - be representative or typical for; "This period is represented by Beethoven"
2.instantiate - find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word); "The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"
detect, discover, notice, observe, find - discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of; "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"
instantiate - represent by an instance; "This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"
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