instigation instigation  /ˌɪn stɪ ˈɡeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  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.

News

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    on June 29, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh

Quotes

  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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