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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord); The verbal act of urging on.

Usage examples (29)
  • He recalled the instigation of the series in an interview with the Payson Roundup about six years ago.
  • How come they turned against their own party and chased them out, on the 'instigation' of those whom they had never before given the time of day?
  • At least that was my first thought, since the word "instigation" does sound, itself, like bullying.
  • Herodias, at whose instigation she demands Jokanaan's head. for more
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