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instigation

noun

1 instigation

The verbal act of urging on.

synonyms: abetment, abettal.

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Dutch: ophitsing



2 instigation

Deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord).

synonym: fomentation.

Dutch: aanmoediging, instigatie


Moby thesaurus: agitation, arousal, catalyst, exasperation, excitation, excitement, firing, fomentation, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, incitation, incitement, inflammation, irritation, pep rally, pep talk, provocation, rabble-rousing ... show more.

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