Synonyms and Antonyms of INSTIGATE

to bring (something volatile or intense) into being <the medical breakthrough instigated a whole new field of therapy>
Synonyms abet, brew, ferment, foment, instigate, pick, provoke, raise, stir (up), whip (up)
to rouse to strong feeling or action <the charge that the scene in the movie had instigated teenagers to commit similar acts of vandalism>
Near Antonyms calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate

April 27, 2015
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