Instigate

Definition of Instigate

In´sti`gate
v. t.1.To goad or urge forward; to set on; to provoke; to incite; - used chiefly with reference to evil actions; as, to instigate one to a crime.
[imp. & p. p. Instigated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Instigating .]
He hath only instigated his blackest agents to the very extent of their malignity.
- Bp. Warburton.

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abet, activate, actuate, agitate, arouse, blow the coals, bring, bring on, call forth, contrive, draw down, draw on, effect, elicit, evoke, excite, fan, fan the flame, feed the fire, ferment, fire, foment, get, goad, heat, heat up, hint, impassion, incense, incite, induce, inflame, insinuate, inspire, lead, motivate, nettle, obtain, pique, plan, plot, procure, provoke, put up to, raise, rally, scheme, set, set on, sic on, stir the embers, stir up, suggest, superinduce, tickle, urge, whet, whip up, work up
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