instigate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˈɪnstɪɡeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyinstigate
he/she/itinstigates
present participleinstigating
past tenseinstigated
past participleinstigated

derived words

instigation

 

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/ˌɪnstɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [uncountable]

instigator

noun [countable]
singularinstigator
pluralinstigators