Definition of instigator in English:

instigator

Syllabification: in·sti·ga·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈinstiˌgātər
 
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noun

  • A person who brings about or initiates something: he was not the instigator of the incident any instigators of violence will be punished
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    • 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?
    Synonyms
    initiator, prime mover, motivator, architect, designer, planner, inventor, mastermind, originator, author, creator, agent; founder, pioneer, founding father; agitator, fomenter, troublemaker, ringleader, rabble-rouser

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