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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Rather, they claim religiosity as real instigative force for madrassa admissions.
2 (BNA): The General Director of Anti-corruption and Economic and Electronic Security General Directorate said that an individual who posted illegal content and promoted instigative messages on social media has been identified and arrested.
He was instigative in manufacturing the first packaging machines in southern Africa, which led to the opening of his first company, Package Machine Designs.
Ahmed Nayef Rasheed Al Dulaimi, and brought to his attention Bahrains strong dissatisfaction and rejection of the instigative statements, recently issued by certain Iraqi individuals and sides.
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Regional and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Affairs Waheed Mubarak Sayyar conveyed to Ambassador Ahmad Nayef Rasheed Al Dulaimi Bahrain's "strong dissatisfaction and utter rejection of the instigative statements issued by certain Iraqi individuals and sides," the ministry said.
Bronfenbrenner suggests that individuals possess developmentally instigative characteristics that invite, inhibit, or prevent engagement in sustained, progressively more complex interaction with and activity in the immediate environment (p.
emotional processes which can work faster than the mind, take command over it to bend attitude, supersede the emotional fabric, and provide us with instigative feeling instead.
The Lawyers while observing Black Day on 12-05-2015 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.
These tactics, however, appear purely instigative since the collecting of allies, increased political use of international institutions, politicization of the WTO, and intensification of the Corporate Cool War are highly unlikely to help reduce tensions.
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.