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Instigating Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Instigate \In"sti*gate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instigated; p. pr. & vb. n. Instigating.] [L. instigatus, p. p. of instigare to instigate; pref. in- in + a root akin to G. stechen to prick, E. stick. See Stick.] To goad or urge forward; to set on; to provoke; to incite; -- used chiefly with reference to evil actions; as to instigate one to a crime. He hath only instigated his blackest agents to the very extent of their malignity. --Bp. Warburton. Syn: To stimulate; urge; spur; provoke; tempt; incite; impel; encourage; animate.
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    • Digvijay accuses BJP of instigating communal violence for political gain
      New Delhi, Aug. 12 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh today said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is instigating communal violence between the Dalits and the Muslims as a strategy to meet their political ends. "In the discussion in the Rajya Sabha, practically all the non-BJP Member of Parliaments mentioned the escalation in communal violence in Uttar Read more on this news related to 'Instigating'
    • Saharanpur clashes: Main accused arrested
      Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) The main accused for instigating clashes in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh which left three people killed and dozens injured has been arrested along with six of his accomplices, police said Thursday. Moharram Ali allegedly incited a mob to pelt stones and fire at the Sikhs and had opened fire at Sahastra Pal, a constable who is battling for hi Read more on this news related to 'Instigating'
    • Pentagon says China tried to block U.S. military jet
      WASHINGTON — The Pentagon on Friday blamed China for instigating a dangerous in-air encounter with a U.S. military aircraft off the coast of China, saying that a Chinese fighter jet made several threatening passes in an attempt to block its flight. Read more on this news related to 'Instigating'

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