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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.
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Adj.1.instigative - arousing to action or rebellion
provocative - serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
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Combating terrorism requires a halt to instigative media campaigns that spew violence, hatred, and extremism, as well as cooperation with the countries which are subject more than others to terrorism, and helping them defeat it," he said.
Amazing though they still got asked back in 1999 - this time attracting the ire of righteous people's poet and all-round good egg Billy Bragg over the commandeering of a backstage mobile toilet for their own exclusive use - no doubt contravening Bragg's Marxist principles regarding private property as being instigative of class conflict, or something.
The paucity of publicly available objective information on the Abkhazian situation opens up great opportunities for ideologically-loaded and sometimes even instigative interpretations of this sensitive issue.
The Lawyers while observing Black Day on 12-05-2014 will hoist Black Flags at offices of their respective Bar Associations and would also hold protest meetings to strongly condemn the instigative conduct of the Government of that time for letting the tragic incident to happen and inaction of successive Governments to hold high level inquiry for fixing responsibility and bringing the culprits to book and awarding them punishment under the law.
The 2014 winner of the prize was the Turkish instigative journalist Ahmet Sik, who was reportedly arrested in 2011 on charges of being linked to an alleged terrorist organization.
Doha has also pledged to stop its direct and indirect support of instigative networks, whether based in Qatar or abroad.
The paper said such instigative acts are sending warning signals of an imminent explosion of the fragile situation in the region.
The Parliament Speaker called for including the clergymen who issue instigative fatwas against other religions in the lists of world terrorism and bringing them to justice, urging countries, publishing centers to prevent circulation, printing books which market for the takfiri thoughts.
May be you don't know him, and only heard from FORUM instigative and negative onslaught against him in London.
The Lawyers while observing Black Day tomorrow will hoist Black Flags at offices of their respective Bar Associations and would also hold protest meetings to strongly condemn the instigative conduct of then Government for letting the tragic incident to happen and inaction of successive Governments to hold high level inquiry for fixing responsibility and bringing the culprits to book and awarding them punishment under the law.
Shenouda, who for many years represented a gravity center for the Copts, was always able to establish balance within the Church, managed the relations with the state while exerting pressures on it without using violence or an instigative political or sectarian rhetoric and always settled for abstinence as a way to express his anger toward the state's policies or the events targeting the Copts, disappeared at a turning point and during a critical stage in which the Copts fear over their future and rights.
Shahzad was murdered after he wrote an instigative report on an attack in May by militants on a Pakistan navy base in the southern port city of Karachi.