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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.

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  • instigator — 1590s, from L. instigator, agent noun from instigare (see INSTIGATION (Cf. instigation)). Fem. formation instigatrix is recorded from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

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  • 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

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