What does incite mean?

Definitions for inciteɪnˈsaɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word incite.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Incite

    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. incitārein, in, citāre, to rouse—ciēre, to put in motion.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of incite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of incite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Updike:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Dilxat Raxit:

    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.

  4. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi:

    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.

  5. Otto Kleppner:

    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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