Etymology
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instantiate (v.)

"represent by an instance," 1946, from instance (Latin instantia) + -ate. Related: Instantiated; instantiation.

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Definitions of instantiate

instantiate (v.)
represent by an instance;
This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect
instantiate (v.)
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
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