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noun as in prompting

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He believes private channels on all three platforms hosted the most aggressive planning and instigation for the Capitol siege.

HBO also brings valuable support, at the generous instigation of Co-President Richard Plepler.

At his instigation a persecution of unprecedented virulence raged like an epidemic throughout the empire.

There she abandoned her youthful lover at the instigation of Chatelet and of Mme. d'Espard.

Vegetable food in his new home was less abundant than in his old, and the instigation to agricultural pursuits was stronger.

At her instigation they had set out upon this adventure, which might well turn out according to any fashion that she chose.

At his instigation exploring parties were sent out, and one of these discovered the Brisbane river which was named after him.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to instigation, such as: incitement, urging, abetment, encouragement, incentive, and influence.

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