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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•sti•gateˈɪn stɪˌgeɪt(v.t.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing.

  1. to cause by incitement; foment:

    to instigate a quarrel.

  2. to urge, provoke, or incite to some action or course:

    to instigate people to revolt.

Origin of instigate:

1535–45; < L instīgāre to goad on, impel =in-in-2+-stigare, akin to stigma, stick2


Princeton's WordNet

  1. instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrand(noun)

    someone who deliberately foments trouble

    "she was the instigator of their quarrel"

  2. instigator, initiator(noun)

    a person who initiates a course of action


  1. instigator(Noun)

    A person who intentionally incites or starts something, especially one that starts trouble.

  2. Origin: From instigator

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instigator(noun)

    one who instigates or incites


  1. Instigator

    Instigator is the debut album by Pop and R&B singer Kaci Brown. The album was released on August 9, 2005. "Unbelievable" was the first single released from the album. The second single was "Instigator", which features VA Slim and El Fudge. Brown wrote most of the songs on the album.


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