Definition of instigator in English:

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instigator

Pronunciation: /ˈinstiˌɡādər/

noun

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?
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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