The action or process of instigating an action or event: the Domesday Survey was compiled at the instigation of William I
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- My investigations never indicated any evidence of extreme right-wing instigation or co-ordination of events that night.
- But he insists that it was at the woman's instigation, and said he was ‘stunned, disgusted and embarrassed’ by what she did.
- It criminalises open instigation of terrorism and terror threats, and sets out a definition of the term ‘organised crime’.
request, entreaty, solicitation;
initiation, incitement, provocation, stirring up, whipping up, kindling, fuelling, fomentation, encouragement, inducement;
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