instigation instigation  /ˌɪn stɪ ˈɡeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the verbal act of urging on
  2. (n) deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)



  1. The assassination was carried out by farmers, allegedly at the instigation of the Government of the State of Vera Cruz, who favor a communist policy for the division of estates.
  2. Among the most persistent: that the archbishop had really been eased out, partly at the instigation of Quebec's highhanded, labor-hating Premier Maurice Duplessis.
  3. But the instigation isn't coming exclusively from McCain.


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  1. "Truth will always triumph. An extortionist cannot hide under the garb of helping the down-trodden. This exercise of false propagation and instigation will not work. Sridhar has threatened to malign us by using fabricated video of women and then...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Ravi Shankar Source: SahilOnline

  2. The UN adviser on genocide and mass atrocities, Francis Deng, issued a warning Tuesday, saying "political and community leaders may be held accountable for violations of international law committed at their instigation."
    on Jan 28, 2008 By: Francis Deng Source: FOXNews

  3. "The meeting between Abu Mazen (Abbas) and Abu al-Waleed (Meshaal) will take place tonight," Erekat told reporters after Abbas met Syrian Vice-President Farouq al-Shara. "Our message is forbidding infighting, stopping instigation and the...
    on Jan 21, 2007 By: Saeb Erekat Source: Reuters Canada

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