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Synonyms for instigation

something that incites especially a violent response

Synonyms for instigation

the verbal act of urging on

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deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)

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Under the age of five-and- twenty, men commonly act at the instigation of sudden impulse, and young Weston was not yet twenty-one.
They took their cheerful rides in the fine mornings of April and May; and Fanny either sat at home the whole day with one aunt, or walked beyond her strength at the instigation of the other: Lady Bertram holding exercise to be as unnecessary for everybody as it was unpleasant to herself; and Mrs.
Then came a stranger from another tribe, sent I am sure at the instigation of Hooja.
Geoffrey, at my instigation, has arranged a harmless little golf party to go to Brancaster the day after to-morrow.
The Titans, oppressed by their father, revolt at the instigation of Earth, under the leadership of Cronos, and as a result Heaven and Earth are separated, and Cronos reigns over the universe.
The suggestions of wounded pride, the instigations of irritated resentment, would be apt to carry the States against which the arms of the Union were exerted, to any extremes necessary to avenge the affront or to avoid the disgrace of submission.
Muhammad Ali Mumtaz Ahmad, 24, of Whalley Range, Blackburn is charged with possession of an article in circumstances which give rise to a reasonable suspicion that his possession is for a purpose connected with the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism contrary to Section 57 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The 17-year-old is charged with the possession of material which could be used for the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism, between October 1, 2006, and October 2, 2007, and the possession of a document containing information useful in the preparation of an act of terrorism, between the same dates.
The men are being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
Detectives from the Anti-Terrorist Branch arrested the man in the Dewsbury area of West Yorkshire, on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2000.
The men - all in their 20s and 30s - are being held on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
It was painted at the instigation of a teacher who was trying to take the children's minds off their looming fate.
A police spokeswoman said: ``Four men, aged 28, 29, 29 and 32 have been arrested under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on suspicion of involvement in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
The Americans say they believe that Hezbollah started firing Katyusha rockets into Israel at the direct instigation of Iran in order to influence the Israeli election May 29.
Lysistrata depicts the seizure of the Athenian Acropolis and of the treasury of Athens by the city's women who, at the instigation of the witty and determined Lysistrata, have banded together with the women of Sparta to declare a ban on sexual contact until their partners end the Peloponnesian War, which has lasted more than 20 years.