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  • 41instigator — 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 …

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  • 42Stir the possum — instigate a debate on a controversial topic, especially in the public arena; create a disturbance …

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  • 43set on — instigate, provoke; advance …

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  • 44incite — in·cite /in sīt/ vt in·cit·ed, in·cit·ing: to urge on incite a riot in·cite·ment n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 45incite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. stir, urge, impel; actuate, provoke, instigate; encourage, stimulate; spur, goad, fan the flames (inf.). See cause, excitement. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. arouse, rouse, instigate, impel, stimulate,… …

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  • 46set off — verb 1. put in motion or move to act (Freq. 4) trigger a reaction actuate the circuits • Syn: ↑trip, ↑actuate, ↑trigger, ↑activate, ↑spark off, ↑ …

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  • 47stir up — verb 1. try to stir up public opinion (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑agitate, ↑foment • Derivationally related forms: ↑fomentation (for: ↑foment), ↑fomenter ( …

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  • 48Saat Phere — Infobox Television show name = Saat Phere caption = A promotional logo image of Saat Phere . format = Drama picture format = 480i (SDTV), runtime = approx. 22 minutes creator = Sphere Origins director = Rakesh Sarang starring = see below… …

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  • 49incite — verb 1) we re hoping that last night s incident will not incite altercations in the stadium today Syn: stir up, whip up, encourage, fan the flames of, stoke up, fuel, kindle, ignite, inflame, stimulate, instigate, provoke, excite, arouse, awaken …

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  • 50Instinct — In*stinct , a. [L. instinctus, p. p. of instinguere to instigate, incite; cf. instigare to instigate. Cf. {Instigate}, {Distinguish}.] Urged or stimulated from within; naturally moved or impelled; imbued; animated; alive; quick; as, birds… …

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  • 51Gorilla Angreb — Infobox musical artist | Name = Gorilla Angreb Img capt = Img size = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen, Denmark Instrument = Genre = Hardcore punk, Scandinavian hardcore Years active = 2002 2007 Label = Kick n… …

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  • 52abet — /ə bet/ vt abet·ted, abet·ting: to assist, encourage, instigate, or support with criminal intent in attempting or carrying out a crime often used in the phrase aid and abet abet·ment n abet·tor also abet·ter /ə be tər/ n Merriam Webster’s… …

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  • 53foment — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. stir up, incite. See excitement. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. incite, instigate, stir up, foster; see incite , promote 1 . See Synonym Study at incite . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. instigate,… …

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  • 54motivate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. induce, move; draw on, give an impulse to, inspire, prompt, stimulate, inspirit, [a]rouse, animate, incite, provoke, instigate, influence, bias, sway; tempt, seduce; bribe, suborn; enforce, impel,… …

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  • 55provoke — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. annoy, irritate, exasperate, nettle; excite, arouse; anger, incite, evoke, elicit; goad, vex. See cause, excitement, resentment. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To vex] Syn. irritate, put out, aggravate;… …

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  • 56instinct — [15] The etymological notion underlying instinct (and also the closely related instigate) is of ‘goading onwards with a pointed stick’. Its ultimate source is Latin instinguere ‘urge onwards, incite’, a compound verb formed from the prefix in… …

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  • 57encourage — verb 1) the players were encouraged by the crowd s response Syn: hearten, cheer, buoy up, uplift, inspire, motivate, spur on, stir, stir up, fire up, stimulate, invigorate, vitalize, revitalize, embolden, fortify, rally …

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  • 58instinct — [15] The etymological notion underlying instinct (and also the closely related instigate) is of ‘goading onwards with a pointed stick’. Its ultimate source is Latin instinguere ‘urge onwards, incite’, a compound verb formed from the prefix in… …

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  • 59instigator — noun 1. someone who deliberately foments trouble she was the instigator of their quarrel • Syn: ↑provoker, ↑inciter, ↑instigant, ↑firebrand • Derivationally related forms: ↑instigate ( …

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  • 60in|cit´er — in|cite «ihn SYT», verb, cit|ed, cit|ing. –v.t. to urge on; stir up; rouse; stimulate to action: »The captain s example incited the men to bravery. Agitators incited the men to strike. Each host now joins, and each a god inspires, These Mars… …

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