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instigates

verb , present tense third-person singular of instigate

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1 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being
  • the medical breakthrough instigated a whole new field of therapy
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2 to rouse to strong feeling or action
  • the charge that the scene in the movie had instigated teenagers to commit similar acts of vandalism
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