- 1. The rock group's violent performance instigated a riot in the audience.
- 2. An English captain named Robert Jenkins instigated a war in 1738 by displaying his pickled ear, which he said had been cut off by a Spanish patrol. The horrified British declared war on Spain - the "War of Jenkins' Ear."
anzetteln, aufhetzen, anregen, anstiften, bewirken, ausloesen.