noun see instigate

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  • instigator — INSTIGATÓR, OÁRE, instigatori, oare, adj., s.m. şi f. (Persoană) care instigă; aţâţător, provocator, incitator. – Din fr. instigateur, lat. instigator, oris. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  INSTIGATÓR s., adj. agitator, aţâţător,… …   Dicționar Român

  • instigator — 1590s, from L. instigator, agent noun from instigare (see INSTIGATION (Cf. instigation)). Fem. formation instigatrix is recorded from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • Instigator — In sti*ga tor, n. [L.: cf. F. instigateur.] One who instigates or incites. Burke. Syn: inciter, instigant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instigator — index abettor, catalyst, demagogue, malcontent, special interest Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • instigator — [n] troublemaker agent provocateur, agitator, firebrand, hellion, incendiary, inciter, inflamer, knave, meddler, mischief maker, nuisance, provocateur*, punk*, rabble rouser*, ringleader, sparkplug*, wise guy*; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • instigator — [[t]ɪ̱nstɪgeɪtə(r)[/t]] instigators N COUNT: oft N of n The instigator of an event is the person who causes it to happen. He was accused of being the main instigator of the coup. ...the key instigators of reform …   English dictionary

  • Instigator — In|sti|ga|tor der; , ...oren <aus gleichbed. lat. instigator> Anstifter …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • instigator — instigate ► VERB 1) bring about or initiate. 2) (instigate to/to do) incite (someone) to do. DERIVATIVES instigation noun instigator noun. ORIGIN Latin instigare urge, incite …   English terms dictionary

  • instigator — noun 1. someone who deliberately foments trouble she was the instigator of their quarrel • Syn: ↑provoker, ↑inciter, ↑instigant, ↑firebrand • Derivationally related forms: ↑instigate ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • instigator — See instigation. * * * …   Universalium

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