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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"


  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

Examples of Incite in a Sentence

  1. Julie Inman Grant:

    We cannot allow this heinous material to be used to promote, incite or instruct in further terrorist acts.

  2. John Updike:

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

  3. Chinmayi Arun:

    Political leaders are influential speakers and are especially dangerous when they incite violence. Unfortunately they also control companies' access to markets, and India is a big market for Facebook, the company needs to work out how to stay committed to its policies against incitement to violence, despite the risks to its business that come from antagonizing political leaders.

  4. James Scott:

    If developed and implemented meaningfully, Cyber Shield Act could be a catalyst to incite responsible cybersecurity adoption and implementation throughout multiple manufacturing sectors. James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

  5. Simon Cheng:

    I was suspected of being a mastermind and British proxy to incite and organise the protests in Hong Kong.

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