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synonyms for instigating

  • 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 instigating

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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 instigating in a sentence

It’s true that the Kennedy administration instigated use of the doctrine against right-wing radio, whereas it was less often used as a tool against liberal speech.
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The Hotri, the immortal god goes in front with his secret power, instigating the sacrifices.
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His merit in that eminence was, by instigating a tyrant to injustice, to provoke a people to rebellion.
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He has so far succeeded in instigating the Boer nation to acts which involve the forfeiture of their special heirlooms.
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After lunch Lady Carbury strolled about with her son, instigating him to go over at once to Caversham.
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One would never suspect, when reading it, that Germany had played any part in instigating the negotiation.
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He wrote a letter, which Hugh thought would do, though he rather wished Holt had not mentioned him as instigating the act.
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He reckoned upon incorporating the best of them with his own troops and of thus instigating defections.
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It was manifest that she had been maligning Rachel, and instigating his mother to take up the cudgels against her.
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A bill instigating the people to take the laws into their own hands, was traced to an abolitionist—the same Elizur Wright, Jr.
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WORDS RELATED TO INSTIGATING

  • at the bottom of
  • causing
  • concerning the circumstances
  • initiating
  • instigating
  • responsible for
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