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A person, group, or thing that has influence
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  1. A person, group, or thing that has influence
  2. The action or effect of such power
  3. A person who exerts such power:
A sharp-pointed stick used in driving oxen
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  1. A sharp-pointed stick used in driving oxen
  2. An agent or means of prodding or urging; a stimulus.
  3. Any driving impulse; spur
Something that incites.
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  1. Something that incites.
  2. The act of inciting or moving to action.
An act or instance of provoking
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  1. An act or instance of provoking
  2. (Emergency medicine) The second step in OPQRST regarding the investigation of what makes the symptoms MOI or NOI improve or deteriorate.
  3. Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation
(Physiol., Psychol.) Any action or agent that causes or changes an activity in an organism, organ, or part, as something that excites an end organ, starts a nerve impulse, or activates a muscle
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  1. (Physiol., Psychol.) Any action or agent that causes or changes an activity in an organism, organ, or part, as something that excites an end organ, starts a nerve impulse, or activates a muscle
  2. (Physiology) Something that can elicit or evoke a physiological response in a cell, a tissue, or an organism. A stimulus can be internal or external. Sense organs, such as the ear, and sensory receptors, such as those in the skin, are sensitive to external stimuli such as sound and touch.
  3. An agent, action, or condition that elicits or accelerates a physiological or psychological activity or response.
Something that induces intense emotional distress, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
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  1. Something that induces intense emotional distress, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  2. A similar device used to release or activate a mechanism.
  3. An act, impulse, etc. that initiates an action, series of events, etc.
Find another word for instigation. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for instigation, like: prompting, influence, stimulation, encouragement, incentive, urging, goad, incitation, incitement, provocation and stimulus.