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Verb: instigate  'in-stu,geyt
  1. Provoke or stir up
    "instigate a riot";
    - incite, set off, stir up
  2. Serve as the inciting cause of
    - prompt, inspire

Derived forms: instigated, instigates, instigating

Type of: cause, get, have, induce, make, provoke, stimulate

Encyclopedia: Instigate