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A person who brings about or initiates something:‘he was not the instigator of the incident’‘any instigators of violence will be punished’
initiator, prime mover, motivator, architect, designer, deviser, planner, shaper, inventor, maker, producer, contriver, mastermind, originator, author, creator, founder, pioneer, father, mother, founding father, agentinciter, agitator, fomenter, troublemaker, agent provocateur, ringleader, leaderbegetterView synonyms
- ‘The grizzled man is the instigator of all the troubles between Billy and the master-at-arms.’
- ‘In the manner of Late Roman politics the instigator of the new troubles, Arbogastes, had been instrumental in bringing down Maximus.’
- ‘The author thus implies that the means to understanding the causes of the violence and the motivations of its instigators lie in the study of the previous fourteen centuries.’
- ‘Can architects become instigators of greater disaster-response collaboration?’
- ‘Men's health self-help is both an instigator and a product of this ideology.’
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