Synonyms of instigate


1. incite, instigate, set off, stir up, provoke, stimulate

usage: provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"

2. prompt, inspire, instigate, induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make

usage: serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"

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Definition and meaning of instigate (Dictionary)