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instigate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
instigatein‧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]
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Examples from the Corpus
instigateVidovich instigated an investigation into the charges of police brutality.Both sides accuse each other of instigating the fighting.
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Verb table
instigate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinstigate
he, she, itinstigates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinstigated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave instigated
he, she, ithas instigated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad instigated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill instigate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have instigated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam instigating
he, she, itis instigating
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you, we, theyare instigating
Past
I, he, she, itwas instigating
you, we, theywere instigating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been instigating
he, she, ithas been instigating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been instigating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be instigating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been instigating
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