instigatingly, adv.instigative, adj.instigator, instigant /in"sti geuhnt/, n.
/in"sti gayt'/, v.t., 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.
[1535-45; < L instigatus ptp. of instigare to goad on, impel, equiv. to in- IN-2 + -stig- goad, prick (akin to STIGMA, STICK2) + -atus -ATE1]
Syn. 1. arouse, provoke. 2. induce, stimulate, encourage, push; initiate, start.

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