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"instigate" in British English

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instigateverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɪn.stɪ.ɡeɪt/ formal
instigation
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌɪn.stɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
The ​inquiry was ​begun at the instigation of a ​local MP.
(Definition of instigate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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instigateverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪn·stɪˌɡeɪt/
to ​cause an ​event or ​situation to ​happen by ​youractions: Changes in the ​orientationprogram were instigated by the new ​director.
(Definition of instigate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “instigate”
in Spanish instigar…
in Vietnamese xúi giục…
in Malaysian menghasut…
in Thai ยุยง…
in French être l’instigateur/-trice de…
in German anstiften…
in Chinese (Simplified) 促使发生, 发起…
in Turkish başlatmak, ön ayak olmak…
in Russian начинать, провоцировать…
in Indonesian menghasut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 促使發生, 發起…
in Polish wszczynać…
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