Synonyms for instigate

Synonyms for (verb) instigate

Synonyms: inspire, instigate, prompt

Definition: serve as the inciting cause of

Usage: She prompted me to call my relatives

Similar words: cause, induce, get, have, make, stimulate

Definition: cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner

Usage: The ads induced me to buy a VCR; My children finally got me to buy a computer; My wife made me buy a new sofa


Synonyms: set off, incite, instigate, stir up

Definition: provoke or stir up

Usage: incite a riot; set off great unrest among the people

Similar words: provoke, stimulate

Definition: provide the needed stimulus for