instigate (someone) to (do something)

instigate (someone) to (do something)

To trigger or prompt someone to do something. Chronic bronchitis is what instigated Russ to give up smoking.
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instigate someone to do something

to prompt someone to do something; to urge or cause someone to do something. Are you the one who instigated Terry to start all this trouble? Did you instigate the children to do this?
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