What does incite mean?

Definitions for incite
ɪnˈsaɪtin·cite

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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

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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Numerology

  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. Jonathan Karl:

    The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the President's supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami. All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the President's political opponents, we have previously told the President The President rhetoric could incite violence. Now we call on him and everybody associated with this conference to denounce this video and affirm that violence has no place in our society.

  2. Michael Tarshi:

    He definitely learned a lot about how to maneuver, to incite conflict between each contestant and each political candidate.

  3. 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

  4. Beto O'Rourke:

    This is why people don’t like Washington, D.C., you just said something that I did not say and attributed it to me. This is your trick of the trade, to confuse and incite based on fear.

  5. 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.

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