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instīgo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. from in and stigo (unused), cf. Gr. στίζω; Sanscr. tig, tij, to be sharp; cf. stimulus for stig-mulus, stilus for stig-lus,
I.to urge, stimulate, stir up, set on, incite, instigate (class.): “si hic non insanit satis sua sponte, instiga,Ter. And. 4, 2, 9: “instigante te,at your instigation, Cic. Pis. 11: “cuncti sequentem Instigant studiis,stimulate him in the pursuit, Verg. A. 5, 228; 11, 730: “Romanos in Hannibalem,Liv. 33, 47: “comites agmen instigant,Ov. M. 3, 243: “in arma,to rouse to arms, Vell. 1, 12: “canem in aliquem,to set on one, Petr. 95: “iracundiam,Sen. Ep. 10.— With inf.: “laedere,Lucr. 4, 1082.
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