Definition of


  1. (verb, communication) provoke or stir up
    set off great unrest among the people
  2. (verb, contact) urge on; cause to act
  3. (verb, creation) give an incentive for action

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Alternate forms of Incite

Derivations: incitation, incitement, inciter, incitive

Hyponyms: goad, goose, halloo, raise

Hypernyms: cause, do, make, provoke, stimulate

Origin of the word Incite

  1. 1447, from M.Fr. enciter (14c.), from L. incitare "to put into rapid motion, urge, encourage, stimulate," from in- "on" + citare "move, excite" (see cite). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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