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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - To provide an example of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).

Usage examples (33)
  • The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect
  • What if writing test helpers requires instantiating dependencies that are difficult to instantiate, which is why you haven't bothered writing tests to begin with?
  • I use the word "instantiate" because the older word "manufacture" has the wrong etymology.
  • Many thanks to Assistant Professor Rob Rupert for trying to "instantiate" this pitiful thing that he calls "philosophy." for more
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