HyperDic: instigate

English > 2 senses of the word instigate:
VERBcommunicationinstigate, incite, set off, stir upprovoke or stir ... / stir up
communicationinstigate, prompt, inspireserve as the inciting cause of
instigate > pronunciation
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > instigate: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningProvoke or stir ... / stir up.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymsincite, set off, stir up
Cause toact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Narrowerraiseactivate or stir up
Broaderprovoke, stimulateProvide the needed stimulus for
Spanishincitar, instigar, levantar, provocar
Adjectivesinstigativearousing to action or rebellion
Nounsinstigationdeliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
instigator, instigantsomeone who deliberately foments trouble
English > instigate: 2 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningServe as the inciting cause of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey instigate him to write the letter
Synonymsprompt, inspire
Broaderinduce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeCause to do
Spanishincitar, inspirar, instar, instigar
Nounsinstigationdeliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
instigationthe verbal / verbal act of urging ... / urging on
instigatora person who initiates a course of action

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