instigation


instigation
I noun actuation, agitation, animation, cajolery, causation, coaxing, easement, encouragement, excitation, exhortation, fomentation, goading, helpfulness, hortation, impetus, impulsion, incentive, incitation, incitement, inducement, influence, initiation, insistance, insistence, inspiration, invigoration, invitation, irritation, motivation, persuasion, perturbation, piquancy, pressure, prompting, provocation, solicitation, stimulation, stimulus, suasion, supporting, taunting, urging associated concepts: accomplice, aiding and abetting a crime, instigation of a crime, promoting a crime foreign phrases:
- Plus peccat author quam acton — The originator or instigator of a crime is a worse offender than the actual perpetrator of it
II index cause (reason), determinant, impetus, incentive, inducement, influence, origination, provocation, reason (basis)

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  • instigation — [ ɛ̃stigasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1332; lat. instigatio, de instigare ♦ Rare Action de pousser qqn à faire qqch. ⇒ incitation. « l action, l instigation directe de ceux qui avaient intérêt à détruire la pétition » (Michelet). Cour. À L INSTIGATION DE. Agir …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Instigation — In sti*ga tion, n. [L. instigatio: cf. F. instigation.] The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness. [1913 Webster] The baseness and villainy that . . . the instigation of the devil could bring …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instigation — Instigation. s. f. v. Incitation, suggestion, sollicitation pressante, par laquelle on pousse quelqu un à faire quelque chose de mauvais. Il a fait cela à l instigation de .... il s est laissé seduire aux instigations d un tel. l instigation du… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • instigation — early 15c., from M.Fr. instigation and directly from L. instigationem (nom. instigatio), noun of action from pp. stem of instigare urge on, incite, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + *stigare, a root meaning to prick, from PIE root *steig to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • instigation — Instigation, Instigatio, Instigatus, huius instigatus, Instinctus, Impulsus, huius impulsus. Par ton instigation, Impulsu tuo, Tuo instinctu …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • instigation — (in sti ga sion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. Action d instiguer. •   Il leur demanda, à l instigation de Perdiccas, quels étaient les auteurs de la sédition, VAUGEL. Q. C. VIII, 14. •   L âme a péché par le ministère et même en quelque… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • instigation — in|sti|ga|tion [ˌınstıˈgeıʃən] n [U] 1.) at sb s instigation also at the instigation of sb formal because of someone s suggestion, request, or demand ▪ an inquiry set up at the instigation of the White House 2.) the act of starting something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • INSTIGATION — s. f. Incitation, suggestion, sollicitation pressante par laquelle on pousse quelqu un à faire quelque chose. Il se prend le plus souvent en mauvaise part. Il a fait cela à l instigation d un tel. Il s est laissé séduire aux instigations de ce… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • instigation — n. at smb. s instigation * * * [ˌɪnstɪ geɪʃ(ə)n] at smb. s instigation …   Combinatory dictionary

  • instigation — noun 1 at sb s instigation formal because of someone s suggestion, request or demand: At Canham s instigation, a clerk brought in an electric fan. 2 (U) the act of starting something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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