Definition of instigator in English:

instigator

noun

  • A person who brings about or initiates something.

    ‘he was not the instigator of the incident’
    ‘any instigators of violence will be punished’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Men's health self-help is both an instigator and a product of this ideology.’
    • ‘The grizzled man is the instigator of all the troubles between Billy and the master-at-arms.’
    • ‘Can architects become instigators of greater disaster-response collaboration?’
    • ‘In the manner of Late Roman politics the instigator of the new troubles, Arbogastes, had been instrumental in bringing down Maximus.’
    initiator, prime mover, motivator, architect, designer, deviser, planner, shaper, inventor, maker, producer, contriver, mastermind, originator, author, creator, founder, pioneer, father, mother, founding father, agent
    inciter, agitator, fomenter, troublemaker, agent provocateur, ringleader, leader
    begetter
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Pronunciation:

instigator

/ˈinstiˌɡādər/