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synonyms for instigated

  • 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
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antonyms for instigated

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  • deter
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • neglect
  • put out
  • stop
  • calm
  • conclude
  • depress
  • finish
  • ignore
  • repress
  • suppress
  • prevent
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How to use instigated in a sentence

Another party are instigated by Episcopalian prejudices against New England.
THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTIONCARL BECKER
The Brahmins, greatly indignant at this, instigated the people to revolt, and they hastened in numerous crowds to the temple.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The stubborn Ferdinand was therefore summoned once more, and charged with having instigated the upheaval of Madrid.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
The reformation of the academy, instigated by him at Munich, demonstrated the one-sidedness of his point of view.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
This man forgot that the law was instigated for the purpose of justice.
AS A CHINAMAN SAW USANONYMOUS
I have no doubt that Pizarro instigated the soldiers himself.
SOUTH AMERICAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERSCYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY
How often has he instigated and assisted the fury of hostile nations!
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
Half of them seem to have been instigated by doubt and fear.
THE GREAT EVENTS BY FAMOUS HISTORIANS, VOLUME 03VARIOUS
Was it, indeed, a part of the great Southern rebellion, instigated by the emissaries of Jefferson Davis?
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 4, NO 3, SEPTEMBER 1863VARIOUS
Practically all that has been done in Conservation in Mississippi has been instigated and encouraged by him.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SECOND NATIONAL CONSERVATION CONGRESSVARIOUS
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