instigation


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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.

in•sti•ga•tion

(ˌɪn stɪˈgeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of instigating; incitement.
2. an incentive.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.instigation - the verbal act of urging oninstigation - the verbal act of urging on    
encouragement - the expression of approval and support
2.instigation - deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
trigger, initiation, induction - an act that sets in motion some course of events

instigation

noun prompting, urging, bidding, incentive, encouragement, behest, incitement The talks are taking place at the instigation of Germany.

instigation

noun
Something that incites especially a violent response:
Translations
تَحْريض، حَض
podněcování
ansporelsetilskyndelse
uszítás
hvatning, áeggjan
podnecovanie
kışkırtma

instigation

[ˌɪnstɪˈgeɪʃən] Ninstigación f
at Brown's instigation; at the instigation of Browna instancias de Brown
at her instigation, I went to see himfui a verlo a instancias suyas

instigation

[ˌɪnstɪˈgeɪʃən] n [crime] → instigation f
at sb's instigation → à l'instigation de qn

instigation

nAnstiftung f; (of rebellion, strike also)Anzettelung f, → Aufruf m; (of new idea, reform)Initiierung f; instigation of violenceAufruf fzur Gewalt; at somebody’s instigationauf jds Betreiben or Veranlassung

instigation

[ˌɪnstɪˈgeɪʃn] nistigazione f
at sb's instigation → per or in seguito al suggerimento di qn

instigate

(ˈinstigeit) verb
to suggest and encourage (a wrong action, a rebellion etc).
instiˈgation noun
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A gleam of resentment flashed across the dark lineaments of the Mohican chief; he loosened his knife in his sheath; and then turning calmly from the sight, his countenance settled into a repose as deep as if he knew the instigation of passion.
CLIFFORD, except for Phoebe's More active instigation would ordinarily have yielded to the torpor which had crept through all his modes of being, and which sluggishly counselled him to sit in his morning chair till eventide.
On the contrary, it seemed, that mainly at Steelkilt's instigation, they had resolved to maintain the strictest peacefulness, obey all orders to the last, and, when the ship reached port, desert her in a body.
Ferrars, by the simple expedient of asking it, which, at Lucy's instigation, was adopted.
I was to be given to the wolves, and at my own instigation.
Bassompierre and Schomberg were marshals of France, and claimed their right of commanding the army under the orders of the king; but the cardinal, who feared that Bassompierre, a Huguenot at heart, might press but feebly the English and Rochellais, his brothers in religion, supported the Duc d'Angouleme, whom the king, at his instigation, had named lieutenant general.
Madame de Villefort, in spite of all the remarks which she considered it her duty to make, secretly approved of the proposition, my father consented to it at her instigation, and it was only on account of my poor grandfather that I finally abandoned the project.
O Thou, to whom I have looked in my farthest wanderings," continued the Quaker, raising his agitated eyes to heaven, "inflict not upon the bloodiest of our persecutors the unmitigated agony of my soul, when I believed that all I had done and suffered for Thee was at the instigation of a mocking fiend
We are not informed whether the horses were stolen through the instigation and management of Rose; it is not improbable, for such was the perfidy he had intended to practice on a former occasion toward Mr.
Under the age of five-and- twenty, men commonly act at the instigation of sudden impulse, and young Weston was not yet twenty-one.
His persistent demands would have ended, at Dan's instigation, in a regimental belting which in all probability would have killed him and cut off the supply of beer, had not he been sent on special duty some fifty miles away from the Cantonment to cool his heels in a mud fort and dismount obsolete artillery.
The iniquity of the instigation proved its antidote, and when he further added:--