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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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