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incite

[ in-sahyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF incite

Synonyms for incite

  • abet
  • agitate
  • arouse
  • encourage
  • exhort
  • foment
  • inflame
  • inspire
  • instigate
  • motivate
  • prompt
  • provoke
  • rouse
  • set off
  • spur
  • trigger
  • urge
  • whip up
  • activate
  • actuate
  • animate
  • coax
  • craze
  • drive
  • excite
  • force
  • forward
  • further
  • goad
  • impel
  • induce
  • influence
  • inspirit
  • persuade
  • prick
  • promote
  • push
  • raise
  • set
  • solicit
  • stimulate
  • taunt
  • egg on
  • fan the fire
  • get to
  • juice
  • key up
  • psych
  • put up to
  • stir up
  • talk into
  • work up
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Antonyms for incite

  • block
  • calm
  • dampen
  • depress
  • deter
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • halt
  • lull
  • prevent
  • quiet
  • soothe
  • stop
  • tranquilize
  • cease
  • check
  • deaden
  • delay
  • finish
  • hinder
  • impede
  • repress
  • suppress
  • prohibit
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INCITE

There were none of the usual obstacles to incite them to matrimony.

Dreams and talk of war may incite to war, but they may also satisfy the desire and need of war.

You send them to the galleries to incite the admiration of the public?

You have to like loyalty, no matter what the circumstances that incite it.

To instigate, incite, provoke, to urge on: from the Anglo-Saxon eggion.

But it was ridiculous to arrest him in the first place, for he could not incite a feather to riot.

An old word for to challenge, or incite to emulation; still in full use.

Here was a field for the enemies of Trenck to incite the people against him.

It does not need what Simeon Woodley has in store to incite them to action.

How does abet differ from incite and instigate as to the time of the action?

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French enciter (14c.), from Latin incitare "to put into rapid motion," figuratively "rouse, urge, encourage, stimulate," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + citare "move, excite" (see cite). Related: Incited; inciting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INCITE

abet

verbassist, help in wrongdoing
  • advocate
  • back
  • condone
  • egg on
  • encourage
  • endorse
  • goad
  • incite
  • instigate
  • prod
  • promote
  • provoke
  • sanction
  • spur
  • support
  • urge

agitate

verbdisturb, trouble someone
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