English version

instigate in Government topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinstigatein‧sti‧gate /ˈɪnstɪɡeɪt/ verb [transitive]  1 PGSTART something/MAKE something STARTto make a process start, especially one relating to law or politics Charles instigated a programme of reforms.2 CAUSEto persuade someone to do something bad or violent He accused union leaders of instigating the disturbances.instigator noun [countable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
instigateVidovich instigated an investigation into the charges of police brutality.Both sides accuse each other of instigating the fighting.