[in-sti-geyt] /ˈɪn stɪˌgeɪt/
verb (used with object), instigated, instigating.
to cause by incitement; foment:
to instigate a quarrel.
to urge, provoke, or incite to some action or course:
to instigate the people to revolt.
to bring about, as by incitement or urging: to instigate rebellion
to urge on to some drastic or inadvisable action
1590s, from Latin instigator, agent noun from instigare (see instigation). Fem. formation instigatrix is recorded from 1610s.
1540s, back-formation from instigation or else from Latin instigatus, past participle of instigare “to urge on, incite” (see instigation). Related: Instigated; instigates; instigating.
[in-stil] /ɪnˈstɪl/ verb (used with object), instilled, instilling. 1. . /ɪnˈstɪl/ verb (transitive) -stils, -stills, -stilling, -stilled 1. to introduce gradually; implant or infuse 2. (rare) to pour in or inject in drops
[in-stil] /ɪnˈstɪl/ verb (used with object) 1. to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject: to instill courtesy in a child. 2. to put in drop by drop. v. also instil, early 15c., “to introduce (liquid, feelings, etc.) little by little,” from Latin instillare “put in by drops, to drop, trickle,” […]
[in-stuh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɪn stəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of . 2. something . n. 1540s, from Latin instillationem (nominative instillatio) “a dropping in,” noun of action from past participle stem of instillare (see instill).
[in-stuh-ley-ter] /ˈɪn stəˌleɪ tər/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. an apparatus for putting liquid drop by drop into a cavity. instillator in·stil·la·tor (ĭn’stə-lā’tər) n. See dropper.