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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It was a great undertaking, due to the instigation of a powerful company.
The deputation, though it had been summoned at Alexey Alexandrovitch's instigation, was not without its discomforting and even dangerous aspect, and he was glad he had found it in Moscow.
Ferrars, by the simple expedient of asking it, which, at Lucy's instigation, was adopted.
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.
The iniquity of the instigation proved its antidote, and when he further added:--
He had received information, also, that an armed brig from Halifax, probably at the instigation of the Northwest Company, was hovering on the coast, watching for the Tonquin, with the purpose of impressing the Canadians on board of her, as British subjects, and thus interrupting the voyage.
The young people, at the countess' instigation, gathered round the clavichord and harp.
Tarzan of the Apes, tensing his mighty muscles, strained at the bonds that pinioned him; but they had been re-enforced many times at the instigation of the Russian, so that not even the ape-man's giant brawn could budge them.
She is always overdressed and never natural, but it seems to me that nearly everything she does is done to suit his whims, or at his instigation.
On Mercedes' instigation she executed an ambitious and wonderful breakfast cap for which the old woman returned her twelve dollars after deducting commission.
Assume, if you cannot believe, that Lucille's leaving me may have been at the instigation of these people, and therefore involuntary.
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.