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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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The suspects incited the workers to demonstrate because several of them are bootleggers and had been selling liquor inside the premises," he claimed.
They forget that a Florida pastor's decision to burn copies of the Quran incited Muslim extremists thousands of miles away to kill innocent UN staff members in Afghanistan.
Ngilu has denied claims that she incited the public.
The suspected instigators, aged between 23 and 34, incited up to around 300 workers, according to an administrative manager's statement, to riot, destroy properties and start fires after the company's management barred them from bringing liquor to the accommodation.
We welcome this verdict, which will see a Muslim Sheikh who repeatedly incited against Jews behind bars," the organization said in a statement.
Media freedom in the Philippines, touted as among the most vibrant in Asia, is in peril as the government continues its crackdown against journalists who allegedly incited people through their writings to topple President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
She also incited sectarian strife when she belittled her uncle.
Court officials said that at least one of the callers to the station incited violence by allegedly saying staff at the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok were killed by Thai mobs in revenge over the anti-Thai protests in Phnom Penh.