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Incite

To arouse; urge; provoke; encourage; spur on; goad; stir up; instigate; set in motion; as in to incite a riot. Also, generally, in Criminal Law to instigate, persuade, or move another to commit a crime; in this sense nearly synonymous with abet.

incite

verb advise, advocate, agitate, animate, arouse, arouse to action, awaken, bring about, bring on, call forth, cause, counsel, drive, encourage, energize, enthuse, excite, exert influence, exert pressure, exhort, foment, give advice, give impetus, goad, impart momentum, impassion, incitare, induce, influence, initiate, inspire, inspirit, instigate, kindle, launch, move, persuade, press, preeail upon, prompt, provoke, push, rally, recommend, rouse, set in motion, spur on, start, stimulate, stir, stir up, urge, wake
Associated concepts: incite a riot
See also: abet, activate, agitate, bait, cause, coax, engender, evoke, exacerbate, exhort, foment, goad, harass, hasten, impel, induce, influence, inspire, lure, motivate, persuade, pique, press, prevail, prompt, provoke, spirit, stimulate, urge
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At each previous visit he had made to Rome, he had solicited and obtained the same favor; and incited as much by a religious feeling as by gratitude, he was unwilling to quit the capital of the Christian world without laying his respectful homage at the feet of one of St.
Instead of which they waggled flags at him until he was fourteen, incited him to cheer, and then turned him out of school to begin that career of private enterprise we have compactly recorded.
incited the officer, bending forward and trying not to lose a word of the speech which was incomprehensible to him.
The Dyaks, whose orders as well as inclinations incited them to a general massacre, fell first upon Bududreen's lascars who, cornered in the small room, fought like demons for their lives, so that when the Dyaks had overcome them two of their own number lay dead beside the dead bodies of Bududreen's henchmen.
Her lines were rounder, her muscles fuller, and there was about her that indefinite something of maturity that was new to her and that incited me on.
Daylight devoted himself to the lightening of Dede's labors, and it was her brother who incited him to utilize the splendid water-power of the ranch that was running to waste.
At other times, incited by such sadness, images of Skipper and Mister Haggin would throng his mind; images, too, of Terrence, and Biddy, and Michael, and the rest of the long-vanished life at Meringe Plantation.
Her music was a club that she swung brutally upon his head; and though it stunned him and crushed him down, it incited him.
Tormented, incited to hate, he was kept a prisoner so that there was no way of satisfying that hate except at the times his master saw fit to put another dog against him.
Incited by that great stimulant to controversy, I said:
John Barleycorn, by inhibiting morality, incited to crime.
They now often stole out into the hall at nights, incited thereto partly by the hope of finding Diggs there and having a talk with him, partly by the excitement of doing something which was against rules; for, sad to say, both of our youngsters, since their loss of character for steadiness in their form, had got into the habit of doing things which were forbidden, as a matter of adventure,--just in the same way, I should fancy, as men fall into smuggling, and for the same sort of reasons-- thoughtlessness in the first place.