instigation

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instigation /ˌɪnstəˈgeɪʃən/ noun
instigation
/ˌɪnstəˈgeɪʃən/
noun
Learner's definition of INSTIGATION
[noncount]
: the act of causing something to happen or begin : the act of instigating something
◊ Something that is done at the instigation of someone or at someone's instigation is done because that person causes it to be done.