To provoke and urge on:
To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion:
To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
To stimulate is to excite, to invigorate or to spark someone's interest.
To move by being pushed
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
To draw a plan or chart of (a ship's course, etc.)
To sew or do similar work with a needle.
To stir the emotions:
To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
Foment is defined as to cause trouble, or to treat the skin with warm water or lotions.
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
Trigger is defined as to fire a gun or to start a series of events or emotions.
To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
The definition of galvanize is to inspire or stimulate someone to act, or to apply an electric current.
To cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
The definition of impel is to force something to happen or to cause someone to do something.
To keep from happening; avert:
To prevent the flow or passage of:
To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
To put into motion or activity; stir up
Find another word for instigates. In this page you can discover 31 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for instigates, like: incites, inspires, prompts, urges, stimulates, spurs, pushes, provokes, prods, plots and needles.