Definition of instigate in English:

instigate

Line breaks: in¦sti|gate
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnstɪgeɪt
 
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verb

[with object]

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'urge on'): from Latin instigat- 'urged, incited', from the verb instigare, from in- 'towards' + stigare 'prick, incite'.

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