Instigate



[in-sti-geyt] /ˈɪn stɪˌgeɪt/

verb (used with object), instigated, instigating.
1.
to cause by incitement; foment:
to instigate a quarrel.
2.
to urge, provoke, or incite to some action or course:
to instigate the people to revolt.
/ˈɪnstɪˌɡeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to bring about, as by incitement or urging: to instigate rebellion
2.
to urge on to some drastic or inadvisable action
v.

1540s, back-formation from instigation or else from Latin instigatus, past participle of instigare “to urge on, incite” (see instigation). Related: Instigated; instigates; instigating.

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