A person who brings about or initiates something: he was not the instigator of the incident any instigators of violence will be punished
More example sentences
- The grizzled man is the instigator of all the troubles between Billy and the master-at-arms.
- The author thus implies that the means to understanding the causes of the violence and the motivations of its instigators lie in the study of the previous fourteen centuries.
- Can architects become instigators of greater disaster-response collaboration?
initiator, prime mover, motivator, architect, designer, deviser, planner, shaper, inventor, maker, producer, contriver, mastermind, originator, author, creator, founder, pioneer, father, mother, founding father, agent; inciter, agitator, fomenter, troublemaker, agent provocateur, ringleader, leader