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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.
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|Noun||1.||instigator - someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the instigator of their quarrel"|
ringleader - a person who leads (especially in illicit activities)
|2.||instigator - a person who initiates a course of action|
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
aggressor - a confident assertive person who acts as instigator
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noun ringleader, inciter, motivator, leader, spur, goad, troublemaker, incendiary, firebrand, prime mover, fomenter, agitator, stirrer (informal), mischief-maker the key instigators of reform
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instigator[ˈɪnstɪgeɪtəʳ] N → instigador(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
instigator[ˈɪnstɪgeɪtər] n → instigateur/trice m/f
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instigator[ˈɪnstɪgeɪtəʳ] n → istigatore/trice
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