v.egg somebody on; instigate; abet
incite somebody to take political risks
incite somebody against something
The other boys egged him on to fight.
Some of the older boys must have put him up to it.
He was abetted in the deception by his wife.
- Note"怂恿" is different from "纵容". "纵容" emphasizes indulgence and appeasement of other people's bad behavior; "怂恿" emphasizes encouraging others to do something.