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instigate
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
start or set into motion — typically some kind of conflict
  • On the contrary, it seemed, that mainly at Steelkilt's instigation, they had resolved to maintain the strictest peacefulness, obey all orders to the last, and, when the ship reached port, desert her in a body.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (79% in)

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