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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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What bit at his consciousness and was a painful incitement in it, was his desire to be with Skipper who was not right, and who was in trouble.
On that and every subsequent occasion his presence served rather as a check upon his host, than an incitement to further acts of intemperance; and he always succeeded in bringing him from the dining-room in good time, and in tolerably good condition; for if Arthur disregarded such intimations as 'Well, I must not detain you from your lady,' or 'We must not forget that Mrs.
At the very moment when Vronsky thought that now was the time to overtake Mahotin, Frou-Frou herself, understanding his thoughts, without any incitement on his part, gained ground considerably, and began getting alongside of Mahotin on the most favorable side, close to the inner cord.
I know not by what chain of thought the idea presented itself, but it instantly darted into my mind that the murderer had come to mock at my misery and taunt me with the death of Clerval, as a new incitement for me to comply with his hellish desires.
He told himself so; and yet he had once or twice felt a certain savage resistance, and at another moment a shuddering repugnance, to this intrusion of Philip's image, which almost made it a new incitement to rush toward Maggie and claim her for himself.
Economic ideas are not an incitement to murder, and one has but to suppose .
He said he sent a letter to US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton and made contacts with Dr Nabil Elaraby, Secretary General of the League of Arab States and Catherine Ashton, the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the European Union to explore ways that prevent repetition of such an act which aimed at incitements that may result in violence.
escalating wave of incitement against Muslims, with particular reference to the targeting of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).
The talks mainly focused on the control of violent incitements and indirect peace talks.
Despite its large vision of freedom of expression, however, the provision also contemplates the case of racist propaganda, Article 13(5) of the American Convention is more or less identical to article 20 of the ICCPR, and requires that where propaganda for war or advocacy of facial hatred constitute incitements to violence, they are to be considered as offences punishable by law.
In a statement, the Observatory demanded "definition of the limits of incitement stipulated in the Authority's decision".
Qassem also noted that Israel is leading an international intimidation campaign against Hezbollah, due to its failed assault and incitement campaign against it.