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instigateverb [T]

 us   /ˈɪn·stɪˌɡeɪt/
to cause an event or situation to happen by your actions: Changes in the orientation program were instigated by the new director.
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instigateverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪn.stɪ.ɡeɪt/  us   /ˈɪn.stə.ɡeɪt/ formal
instigation
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.stɪˈɡeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌɪn.stəˈɡeɪ.ʃən/
The inquiry was begun at the instigation of a local MP.
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Translations of “instigate”
in Vietnamese xúi giục…
in Spanish provocar, instigar…
in Malaysian menghasut…
in Thai ยุยง…
in French être l’instigateur/-trice de…
in German anstiften…
in Chinese (Traditional) 促使發生, 發起…
in Russian начинать, провоцировать…
in Turkish başlatmak, ön ayak olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 促使发生, 发起…
in Indonesian menghasut…
in Polish wszczynać…
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