Instigate

(redirected from instigators)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to instigators: outlined, sought out, dropping by, overhyped

Instigate

To incite, stimulate, or induce into action; goad into an unlawful or bad action, such as a crime.

The term instigate is used synonymously with abet, which is the intentional encouragement or aid of another individual in committing a crime.

References in periodicals archive ?
He stressed the government's resolve "to tighten the noose on terrorism" and bring its instigators to justice.
The Prime Minister had accentuated that an instigator of a crime is an accomplice in that crime.
It appears instigators are favoured over the status quo.
There should be a ruling that the instigators win by at least 75% if they wish to change the status quo.
These instigators will not stop as long as the renegade clerics and their followers continue to incite them to disrupt our lives, making it a living hell!
Think about it, the instigators have plotted in advance & have been drumming up support, so have a head start.
He denounced calls by instigators to hold marches and sit-ins in vital parts of the kingdom as irrational acts aiming to subvert security and stability and achieve their interests.
Damascus,March 20 (BNA) -- An official source said Sunday that some instigators, impersonating security figures and high-ranking officers, are making rounds in a number of security centers and other parties, claiming they have strict directions to police to use violence and live bullets against any auspicious gathering.
This patriotic initiative is in line with the numerous Allegiance Pledge Festivals organised nationwide by different social segments to showcase national unity and express total determination to stand up against lawbreakers and instigators of terrorism and violence so as to protect the milestone achievements attained during HM King Hamad's prosperous era.
They revealed that Mr Mushaima may top the list of instigators wanted by the law for his involvement in these issues.
According to our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej, MPs are expected to seek answers to questions like: why only 'junior' terrorists were arrested and why the British ambassador had not been asked to arrange for the instigators, who are currently taking shelter in Britain, to be handed over to Bahraini authorities.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A document released by the Israeli military describes how snipers may open fire on Gaza protesters it calls "key instigators" or "key rioters" -- even when they move away from the crowd or are resting, according to a press release by Adalah -- The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, which demanded that Israeli troops immediately stop shooting live ammunition at unarmed protesters along the Gaza boundary fence.