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Word: instigate

Definition: start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel


Sentences Containing 'instigate'

He supports democratic reform in Muslim countries, rejects interpretations of Islamic sources that instigate interreligious hostility, calls for the development of more inclusive societies in the Muslim world, and has frequently defended the fledgling Muslim American community against attacks from the far right.
He, however, gave his support to Richard Cromwell's assumption of office, but allowed subsequently, if he did not instigate, petitions from the army demanding its independence, and finally (with the aid of the other officers in the Wallingford House party) compelled Richard by force to dissolve the Third Protectorate Parliament.
In response Chávez ordered the networks taken off the air, saying that networks are licensed by the state, but "they can't use that right to attack the state itself, to instigate violence, or, knowing there is an insurrectional plan, support it..."
The shadow brought by Húrin he used to instigate a revolt, and in the end Hardang was slain.
The situation was still not considered to be critical and therefore it was not seen as necessary to instigate any emergency measures.
With the arrival of the railway to Mundesley a development company was set up to instigate the expansion of Mundesley.
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