goad or urge forward; to set on; to provoke; to incite; — used chiefly with reference to evil actions; as, to instigate one to a crime.

He hath only instigated his blackest agents to the very extent of their malignity.
Bp. Warburton.

Syn. — To stimulate; urge; spur; provoke; tempt; incite; impel; encourage; animate.

(In"sti*ga`ting*ly), adv. Incitingly; temptingly.

(In`sti*ga"tion) n. [L. instigatio: cf. F. instigation.] The act of instigating, or the state of being instigated; incitement; esp. to evil or wickedness.

The baseness and villainy that . . . the instigation of the devil could bring the sons of men to.

(In"sti*ga`tor) n. [L.: cf. F. instigateur.] One who instigates or incites. Burke.

(In*still") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Instilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Instilling.] [L. instillare, instillatum; pref. in- in + stillare to drop, fr. stilla a drop: cf. F. instiller. See Distill.] [Written also instil.] To drop in; to pour in drop by drop; hence, to impart gradually; to infuse slowly; to cause to be imbibed.

That starlight dews
All silently their tears of love instill.

How hast thou instilled
Thy malice into thousands.

Syn. — To infuse; impart; inspire; implant; inculcate; insinuate.

(In`stil*la"tion) n. [L. instillatio: cf. F. instillation.] The act of instilling; also, that which is instilled. Johnson.

(In"stil*la`tor) n. An instiller. [R.]

(In*stil"la*to*ry) a. Belonging to instillation. [R.]

(In*still"er) n. One who instills. Skelton.

(In*still"ment) n. The act of instilling; also, that which is instilled. [Written also instilment.]

(In*stim"u*late) v. t. [Pref. in- not + stimulate.] Not to stimulate; to soothe; to quiet. [Obs.] Cheyne.

(In*stim"u*late), v. t. [L. instimulatus, p. p. instimulare to stimulate. See 1st In-, and Stimulate.] To stimulate; to excite. [Obs.] Cockeram.

(In*stim`u*la"tion) n. Stimulation.

(In*stinct") a. [L. instinctus, p. p. of instinguere to instigate, incite; cf. instigare to instigate. Cf. Instigate, Distinguish.] Urged or stimulated from within; naturally moved or impelled; imbued; animated; alive; quick; as, birds instinct with life.

The chariot of paternal deity . . .
Itself instinct with spirit, but convoyed
By four cherubic shapes.

A noble performance, instinct with sound principle.

(In"stinct) n. [L. instinctus instigation, impulse, fr. instinguere to instigate: cf. F. instinct. See Instinct, a.]

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