Usage examples for instigate

  1. What had happened in the meantime was that the war issue, which might never have become acute but for President's Wilson's action, had been used by the Japanese to revive the conflict between North and South, and to instigate the Chinese militarists to unconstitutional action. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  2. He may instigate a strike, and if the larder isn't full, you'll starve." – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  3. But as there is no man among us so insane as to suggest the latter, so, it may be hoped, will there soon be none to instigate the former. – Practical Politics; or, the Liberalism of To-day by Alfred Farthing Robbins