[in-sti-gey-shuh n] /ˌɪn stɪˈgeɪ ʃən/

the act of ; incitement.
an incentive.

early 15c., from Middle French instigation and directly from Latin instigationem (nominative instigatio), noun of action from past participle stem of instigare “urge on, incite,” from in- “in” (see in- (2)) + *stigare, a root meaning “to prick,” from PIE root *steig- “to prick, stick, pierce” (see stick (v.)).


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