Definition of instigation in English:

instigation

Syllabification: in·sti·ga·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌinstiˈgāSHən
 
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noun

  • The action or process of instigating an action or event: he was deported in 1891 for his instigation and support of the protest
    More example sentences
    • 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’.
    Synonyms
    prompting, suggestion, recommendation; request, entreaty, demand, insistence; wish, desire, persuasion
    formal instance
    incitement, initiation, provocation, stirring up, fomentation, inducement, encouragement

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'incitement'): from Old French, or from Latin instigatio(n-), from the verb instigare (see instigate).

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