Translation of instigate in Spanish:

instigate

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnstəgeɪt; ˈɪnstɪgeɪt/

vt

  • 1.1 (provoke) [rebellion/mutiny] instigar* a, incitar a, provocar* the riots were instigated by a small number of extremists unos pocos extremistas fueron los instigadores or incitadores de la revuelta
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    • Here the audience obtains a glimpse of the power bloc which oversaw and instigated the events.
    • Over the years she has instigated various events in the Court and the town itself.
    • Does the development team have the power and flexibility to instigate catastrophic events in the game?
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    • It is believed that the people were disappointed with the compensation given to them for their expropriated land, thus instigating them to commit arson.
    • The Knight of Swords' instigates you to be active, skillful and clever in work situations today.
    • ‘The Hanged Man’ instigates you to make changes in routines and patterns that have become meaningless and cumbersome in your life.
    1.2 (initiate) [scheme] promover*

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