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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of instigare

instigate

verb
     
Related topics: Government
in‧sti‧gate [transitive]
1PG to make a process start, especially one relating to law or politics:
Charles instigated a programme of reforms.
2 to persuade someone do something bad or violent:
He accused union leaders of instigating the disturbances.
instigator noun [countable]

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