put on (v.)
instigate, provoke, incite
Cor II.i.248[Sicinius to Brutus, of Coriolanus] If he be put upon't, and that's as easy / As to set dogs on sheep
Cym V.i.9[Posthumus alone, of his crime] I never / Had lived to put on this [or: take on]
Ham V.ii.377[Horatio to Ambassadors and Fortinbras] deaths put on by cunning
KL I.iv.203[Gonerill to Lear, of his knights' behaviour] you protect this course and put it on / By your allowance
KL II.i.98[Regan to all, of Edgar and Lear's knights] 'Tis they have put him on the old man's death [i.e. put him up to killing the old man]
Oth II.iii.341[Iago alone] When devils will the blackest sins put on
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