incite definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To provoke and urge on: troublemakers which incite riots; inciting employees to strike. See Synonyms at provoke.
    • to maneuver to action; to stir-up; to rouse; to spur or encourage on.
  • verb:
    • To rouse, stir up or excite.
    • provoke or stir-up
    • desire on; cause to act
    • give a reason for action
  • others:
    • to maneuver to action; stir up; instigate; spur on.
    • Synonyms Impel, Induce, etc. (see actuate), stimulate, urge on, rouse, fire, provoke, excite, encourage, animate, set on, drive, persuade. See number under impel.

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