An example of instigate is when you start a riot or get people all worked up with your speech.
To instigate a rebellion.
Instigate a public discussion of the issue; instigate an uprising.
Tried to instigate the people to revolt.
To instigate others to rebel.
Origin of instigate
- Latin īnstīgāre īnstīgāt- steig- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition