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English verb: instantiate

1. instantiate (perception) represent by an instance


SamplesThis word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)represent


Verb groupinstantiate

2. instantiate (perception) find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)


SamplesThe linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)detect, discover, find, notice, observe


Verb groupinstantiate









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