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in·sti·gate

 (ĭn′stĭ-gāt′)
tr.v. in·sti·gat·ed, in·sti·gat·ing, in·sti·gates
1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting: instigate a public discussion of the issue; instigate an uprising.
2. To urge on; goad: tried to instigate the people to revolt.

[Latin īnstīgāre, īnstīgāt-; see steig- in Indo-European roots.]

in′sti·ga′tion n.
in′sti·ga′tive adj.
in′sti·ga′tor n.

instigate

(ˈɪnstɪˌɡeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to bring about, as by incitement or urging: to instigate rebellion.
2. to urge on to some drastic or inadvisable action
[C16: from Latin instīgāre to stimulate, incite; compare Greek stizein to prick]
ˈinstiˌgatingly adv
ˌinstiˈgation n
ˈinstiˌgative adj
ˈinstiˌgator n

in•sti•gate

(ˈɪn stɪˌgeɪt)

v.t. -gat•ed, -gat•ing.
1. to cause by incitement; foment: to instigate a quarrel.
2. to urge, provoke, or incite to some action or course: to instigate people to revolt.
[1535–45; < Latin instīgāre to goad on, impel =in- in-2 + -stigare, akin to stigma, stick2]
in′sti•gat`ing•ly, adv.
in′sti•ga`tive, adj.
in′sti•ga`tor, n.

instigate


Past participle: instigated
Gerund: instigating

Imperative
instigate
instigate
Present
I instigate
you instigate
he/she/it instigates
we instigate
you instigate
they instigate
Preterite
I instigated
you instigated
he/she/it instigated
we instigated
you instigated
they instigated
Present Continuous
I am instigating
you are instigating
he/she/it is instigating
we are instigating
you are instigating
they are instigating
Present Perfect
I have instigated
you have instigated
he/she/it has instigated
we have instigated
you have instigated
they have instigated
Past Continuous
I was instigating
you were instigating
he/she/it was instigating
we were instigating
you were instigating
they were instigating
Past Perfect
I had instigated
you had instigated
he/she/it had instigated
we had instigated
you had instigated
they had instigated
Future
I will instigate
you will instigate
he/she/it will instigate
we will instigate
you will instigate
they will instigate
Future Perfect
I will have instigated
you will have instigated
he/she/it will have instigated
we will have instigated
you will have instigated
they will have instigated
Future Continuous
I will be instigating
you will be instigating
he/she/it will be instigating
we will be instigating
you will be instigating
they will be instigating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been instigating
you have been instigating
he/she/it has been instigating
we have been instigating
you have been instigating
they have been instigating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been instigating
you will have been instigating
he/she/it will have been instigating
we will have been instigating
you will have been instigating
they will have been instigating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been instigating
you had been instigating
he/she/it had been instigating
we had been instigating
you had been instigating
they had been instigating
Conditional
I would instigate
you would instigate
he/she/it would instigate
we would instigate
you would instigate
they would instigate
Past Conditional
I would have instigated
you would have instigated
he/she/it would have instigated
we would have instigated
you would have instigated
they would have instigated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.instigate - provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
provoke, stimulate - provide the needed stimulus for
raise - activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
2.instigate - serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
cause, induce, stimulate, make, get, have - cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa"

instigate

instigate

verb
Translations
يُحَرِّض، يَحُض
podňecovat
ansporetilskynde
stofna til; æsa til
kūdītmusinātprovocēt

instigate

[ˈɪnstɪgeɪt] VT [+ rebellion, strike, crime] → instigar a; [+ new ideas] → fomentar; [+ change] → promover

instigate

[ˈɪnstɪgeɪt] vt [+ rebellion, strike, crime] → être l'instigateur/trice de; [+ change] → initier; [+ legal proceedings] → intenter

instigate

vtanstiften; rebellion, strike alsoanzetteln; violenceaufrufen zu; new idea, reform etcinitiieren

instigate

[ˈɪnstɪˌgeɪt] vt (rebellion, strike, crime) → istigare a; (new ideas) → promuovere

instigate

(ˈinstigeit) verb
to suggest and encourage (a wrong action, a rebellion etc).
instiˈgation noun
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