Verboticism: Instigize

'Santa won't come unless you clean up your desk!'

DEFINITION: v. To inspire and motivate people to do great things, by issuing petty threats. n. A kind and gentle threat.

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Instigize

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: ins - ti - jize

Sentence: Penny's motive in telling fibs and gently coercing her loved ones was to instigize them into action.

Etymology: instigate, energize

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