- instigator 1590s, from L. instigator, agent noun from instigare (see INSTIGATION (Cf. instigation)). Fem. formation instigatrix is recorded from 1610s.
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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 — 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 — noun see instigate … New Collegiate Dictionary
instigator — See instigation. * * * … Universalium