motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)
give an incentive for action
"This moved me to sacrifice my career"
incite, instigate, set off, stir up(verb)
provoke or stir up
"incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
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"
To rouse, stir up or excite.
The judge was told by the accused that his friends had to incite him to commit the crime.
to move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-sīt′, v.t. to rouse: to move the mind to action: to encourage: to goad.—ns. Incit′ant, that which incites: a stimulant; Incitā′tion, the act of inciting or rousing: an incentive.—adj. and n. Incit′ative.—ns. Incite′ment; Incit′er.—adv. Incit′ingly. [Fr.,—L. incitāre—in, in, citāre, to rouse—ciēre, to put in motion.]
The numerical value of incite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of incite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
My government will not allow any religious group, belonging to the majority or the minority, to incite hatred against others, overtly or covertly.
China's use of the death penalty as a political tool does not address the root of the problem, china continues to make use of this incident to incite discrimination against Uighurs.
I condemn all incidents of violence where religious minorities were targeted, no religious group can incite violence ... my government will ensure there is complete freedom of faith.
The purpose of all higher education is to make men aware of what was and what is to incite them to probe into what may be. It seeks to teach them to understand, to evaluate, to communicate.
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Translations for incite
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- anstacheln, anregenGerman
- amotinar, incitarSpanish
- تحریک کردنPersian
- kiihottaa, kannustaa, yllyttääFinnish
- उत्तेजित करनाHindi
- 扇ぐ, 嗾ける, 駆り立てますJapanese
- incitō, incitareLatin
- aanzetten, ophitsen, aansporenDutch
- incitar, provocarPortuguese
- îndemna, atâța, incitaRomanian
- подстрекать, подбивать, разжигатьRussian
- kışkırtmak, tahrikTurkish
- xúi giụcVietnamese
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