Definitions for inciteɪnˈsaɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

  2. incite, instigate, set off, stir up(verb)

    provoke or stir up

    "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"

  3. prod, incite, egg on(verb)

    urge on; cause to act

    "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"

Wiktionary

  1. incite(Verb)

    To rouse, stir up or excite.

    The judge was told by the accused that his friends had to incite him to commit the crime.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incite(verb)

    to move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Updike:

    Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

  2. Richard Peirce:

    Don't start splashing around -- you're just going to excite, incite and encourage the shark's interest.

  3. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    My government will not allow any religious group, belonging to the majority or the minority, to incite hatred against others, overtly or covertly.

  4. Shimon Peres:

    Those who incite against Israel's Arabs, should not be surprised that churches and mosques are torched and even a baby is burned in the dead of night.

  5. Dilxat Raxit:

    (The government is) using television to incite the Chinese people to antagonize the Uighurs because their own policies have led to the reality of people fleeing.

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