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Instigate vs. Incite

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Instigateverb

(transitive) to incite; to bring about by urging or encouraging

‘to instigate a riot’;

Inciteverb

(transitive) To stir up or excite; to rouse or goad into action.

‘The judge was told by the accused that his friends had incited him to commit the crime.’;

Instigateverb

(transitive) to goad or urge (a person) forward, especially to wicked actions; to provoke

‘to instigate someone to a crime’;

Inciteverb

To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on.

‘Anthiochus, when he incited Prusias to join in war, set before him the greatness of the Romans.’; ‘No blown ambition doth our arms incite.’;

Instigateverb

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.’;

Inciteverb

give an incentive for action;

‘This moved me to sacrifice my career’;

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Instigateverb

provoke or stir up;

‘incite a riot’; ‘set off great unrest among the people’;

Inciteverb

provoke or stir up;

‘incite a riot’; ‘set off great unrest among the people’;

Instigateverb

serve as the inciting cause of;

‘She prompted me to call my relatives’;

Inciteverb

urge on; cause to act;

‘They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window’;

Inciteverb

encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour)

‘they conspired to incite riots’;

Inciteverb

urge or persuade (someone) to act in a violent or unlawful way

‘he incited loyal subjects to rebellion’;

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