The immediate instigation was to help manage an ungodly surge in spam.
The last great burst of creativity came in the early sixties, again at the instigation of a foreigner.
His often dry-humored, wise-guy perspective was a source of humor and instigation.
Children of politicians are not running for office, and their presence on stage is at the instigation of the parents.
instigation, antagonism and other forms of provocation are often used to whip up the target.
Someone mentioned outside interference and instigation.
It does not work at the instigation of any doctrine, moral or artistic, whatever.
Word Origin and History for instigation
early 15c., from L. instigationem (nom. instigatio), noun of action from instigare "urge on, incite," from in- "in" + *stigare, a root meaning "to prick," from PIE base *steig- "to prick, stick, pierce."