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  • verbinfluence, provoke
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Synonyms for instigate

verb influence, provoke
  • abet
  • bring about
  • foment
  • incite
  • inflame
  • initiate
  • kindle
  • plot
  • prompt
  • spur
  • whip up
  • actuate
  • encourage
  • goad
  • hint
  • impel
  • insinuate
  • move
  • needle
  • persuade
  • plan
  • raise
  • rouse
  • scheme
  • start
  • stimulate
  • suggest
  • urge
  • add fuel
  • egg on
  • fire up
  • make waves
  • put up to
  • rabble-rouse
  • set on
  • steam up
  • stir up
  • turn on
  • work up

Antonyms for instigate

  • deter
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • neglect
  • put out
  • stop
  • calm
  • conclude
  • depress
  • finish
  • ignore
  • repress
  • suppress
  • prevent
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to instigate

abet

verb. assist, help in wrongdoing

abetted

verb. assist, help in wrongdoing

abetting

verb. assist, help in wrongdoing

actuate

verb. start a function or action, motivate

animate

verb. bring to life

arouse

verb. excite, entice
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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