Definition of Instigation in English :

Define Instigation in English

Instigation meaning in English

Meaning of Instigation in English

Pronunciation of Instigation in English

Instigation pronunciation in English

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1. abetment, abettal, instigation

the verbal act of urging on

2. fomentation, instigation

deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)

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verb (transitive)
to bring about, as by incitement or urging
to instigate rebellion
to urge on to some drastic or inadvisable action

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verb transitiveWord forms: ˈinstiˌgated or ˈinstiˌgating
to urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
to instigate others to strife
to cause by inciting; foment
to instigate a rebellion

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tr.v. in·sti·gat·ed, in·sti·gat·ing, in·sti·gates
1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting: instigate a public discussion of the issue; instigate an uprising.
2. To urge on; goad: tried to instigate the people to revolt.

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