Synonyms for instigate

Grammar : Verb
Spell : in-sti-geyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪn stɪˌgeɪt

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Définition of instigate

Origin :
  • 1540s, back-formation from instigation or else from Latin instigatus, past participle of instigare "to urge on, incite" (see instigation). Related: Instigated; instigates; instigating.
  • verb influence, provoke
Example sentences :
  • To instigate, incite, provoke, to urge on: from the Anglo-Saxon eggion.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • How does abet differ from incite and instigate as to the time of the action?
  • Extract from : « English Synonyms and Antonyms » by James Champlin Fernald
  • I have let you recruit criminals and instigate riots while you live in my mansion.
  • Extract from : « The Saracen: Land of the Infidel » by Robert Shea
  • So many favors from heaven were calculated to instigate the malice of hell.
  • Extract from : « Early Western Travels 1748-1846, v. 27 » by Various
  • What might instigate him to this devilish act, I am not able to conjecture.
  • Extract from : « The Diary of John Evelyn, Volume II (of 2) » by John Evelyn
  • With such a man to instigate her to crime, who can say what the girl might not venture?
  • Extract from : « Mrs. Vanderstein's jewels » by Mrs. Charles Bryce
  • Comeveden, didst move or instigate; agreeing with ye, for which Mod.
  • Extract from : « Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7) » by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • You scrupled not to encourage the discontented and to instigate the seditious.
  • Extract from : « The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin » by Emilia Pardo Bazn
  • His object was to instigate a little rebellion on the part of the bishop.
  • Extract from : « Barchester Towers » by Anthony Trollope
  • If he did not instigate it, he certainly heartily approved it.
  • Extract from : « The History of Cuba, vol. 1 » by Willis Fletcher Johnson

Antonyms for instigate

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