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noun as in motive

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Though a much bigger undertaking, in this case, it is likely that such a process will be used to deal with issues of veracity, libel, incitement to violence, and so on.

We have to go after the people doing the incitement, the people who are very serious about doing these attacks, with the same intensity that we did with Al Qaeda.

From Time

This was an incitement of an insurrection that led to the deaths of people and threatened the lives of members of Congress.

From Vox

Parler—the rightwing social media platform that sought to carve out a niche for itself by refusing to moderate conspiracy theories, hate speech, and incitements to violence—is searching for a new home.

From Quartz

All the tech giants cited the site’s incitements to violence and lack of content moderation.

Among these are obscenity, defamation, fighting words, express incitement to unlawful conduct, and threats.

This is supposed to act as a deterrent, but may be an incitement.

Finding clips of violent incitement is a matter of only a few clicks online.

There have been reflexive attempts to associate some recent mass shooters with the right-wing politics of incitement.

There is no doubt that the right-wing's incitement against Arab MKs has an effect.

I suppose that to most men such a warning would be a direct incitement to make the attempt.

A score of causes might have caused this but Carson believed the incitement in that instance was the one most dreaded.

The look cityward is not always caused by the incitement of an uneasy, a commercial, or an ignoble impulse.

That incitement to be what he would seem to be, to become what she deems becoming, he fails to feel.

We shall perceive in this quiescence and obscurity only another cause of regret and another incitement to exertion.


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On this page you'll find 36 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to incitement, such as: instigation, provocation, incentive, incitation, and stimulus.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.