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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
References in classic literature ?
The suggestions of wounded pride, the instigations of irritated resentment, would be apt to carry the States against which the arms of the Union were exerted, to any extremes necessary to avenge the affront or to avoid the disgrace of submission.
If you believe the witnesses, in their construction of the acts of the prisoner, it is your duty to convict him; but if you believe that the old man, who this day appears before you, meant not to harm the constable, but was acting more under the influence of habit than by the instigations of malice, it will be your duty to judge him, but to do it with lenity”
Hunt and his associates to the perfidious instigations of Rose the interpreter, whom they suspected of the desire to foment ill-will between them and the savages, for the promotion of his nefarious plans.