uninstigative

instigate

[in-sti-geyt]
verb (used with object), instigated, instigating.
1.
to cause by incitement; foment: to instigate a quarrel.
2.
to urge, provoke, or incite to some action or course: to instigate the people to revolt.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin instīgātus past participle of instīgāre to goad on, impel, equivalent to in- in-2 + -stīg- goad, prick (akin to stigma, stick2) + -ātus -ate1

instigatingly, adverb
instigative, adjective
instigator, instigant [in-sti-guhnt] , noun
uninstigated, adjective
uninstigative, adjective


1. arouse, provoke. 2. induce, stimulate, encourage, push; initiate, start.
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instigate (ˈɪnstɪˌɡeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to bring about, as by incitement or urging: to instigate rebellion
2.  to urge on to some drastic or inadvisable action
 
[C16: from Latin instīgāre to stimulate, incite; compare Greek stizein to prick]
 
'instigatingly
 
adv
 
insti'gation
 
n
 
'instigative
 
adj
 
'instigator
 
n

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instigate
1540s, from L. instigat-, pp. stem of instigare (see instigation).
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