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in·cite

 (ĭn-sīt′)
tr.v. in·cit·ed, in·cit·ing, in·cites
To provoke and urge on: troublemakers who incite riots; inciting workers to strike. See Synonyms at provoke.

[Middle English encyten, from Old French enciter, from Latin incitāre, to urge forward : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + citāre, to stimulate, frequentative of ciēre, to put in motion; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·cite′ment n.
in·cit′er n.

incite

(ɪnˈsaɪt)
vb
(tr) to stir up or provoke to action
[C15: from Latin incitāre, from in-2 + citāre to excite]
ˌinciˈtation n
inˈcitement n
inˈciter n
inˈcitingly adv

in•cite

(ɪnˈsaɪt)

v.t. -cit•ed, -cit•ing.
to stimulate to action; urge on; stir up.
[1475–85; < Latin incitāre=in- in-2 + citāre to start up, excite]
in•cit′a•ble, adj.
in•cit′ant, adj., n.
in`ci•ta′tion (-saɪˈteɪ ʃən, -sɪ-) n.
in•cit′er, n.
in•cit′ing•ly, adv.
syn: incite, rouse, provoke mean to goad or inspire an individual or group to take some action or express some feeling. incite means to induce activity of any kind, although it often refers to violent or uncontrolled behavior: incited to greater effort; incited to rebellion. rouse is used in a similar way, but has an underlying sense of awakening from sleep or inactivity: to rouse an apathetic team. provoke means to stir to sudden, strong feeling or vigorous action: Kicking the animal provoked it to attack.

incite


Past participle: incited
Gerund: inciting

Imperative
incite
incite
Present
I incite
you incite
he/she/it incites
we incite
you incite
they incite
Preterite
I incited
you incited
he/she/it incited
we incited
you incited
they incited
Present Continuous
I am inciting
you are inciting
he/she/it is inciting
we are inciting
you are inciting
they are inciting
Present Perfect
I have incited
you have incited
he/she/it has incited
we have incited
you have incited
they have incited
Past Continuous
I was inciting
you were inciting
he/she/it was inciting
we were inciting
you were inciting
they were inciting
Past Perfect
I had incited
you had incited
he/she/it had incited
we had incited
you had incited
they had incited
Future
I will incite
you will incite
he/she/it will incite
we will incite
you will incite
they will incite
Future Perfect
I will have incited
you will have incited
he/she/it will have incited
we will have incited
you will have incited
they will have incited
Future Continuous
I will be inciting
you will be inciting
he/she/it will be inciting
we will be inciting
you will be inciting
they will be inciting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inciting
you have been inciting
he/she/it has been inciting
we have been inciting
you have been inciting
they have been inciting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inciting
you will have been inciting
he/she/it will have been inciting
we will have been inciting
you will have been inciting
they will have been inciting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inciting
you had been inciting
he/she/it had been inciting
we had been inciting
you had been inciting
they had been inciting
Conditional
I would incite
you would incite
he/she/it would incite
we would incite
you would incite
they would incite
Past Conditional
I would have incited
you would have incited
he/she/it would have incited
we would have incited
you would have incited
they would have incited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.incite - give an incentive for actionincite - give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
impress, strike, affect, move - have an emotional or cognitive impact upon; "This child impressed me as unusually mature"; "This behavior struck me as odd"
move - arouse sympathy or compassion in; "Her fate moved us all"
2.incite - provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
provoke, stimulate - provide the needed stimulus for
raise - activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
3.incite - urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
goose - prod into action
halloo - urge on with shouts; "halloo the dogs in a hunt"
goad - urge with or as if with a goad

incite

verb provoke, encourage, drive, excite, prompt, urge, spur, stimulate, set on, animate, rouse, prod, stir up, inflame, instigate, whip up, egg on, goad, impel, foment, put up to, agitate for or against He incited his fellow citizens to take revenge.
discourage, deter, dissuade, restrain, dampen, dishearten

incite

verb
Translations
يَحًث، يُثيريُشَجِّع على، يُحَرِّض
podněcovatvyvolat
ophidseopildneprovokeretilskynde
hvetja, ÿta undir, egnakynda undir, egna til
kurstymasskatinimas
izraisītkūdītmusinātpamudināt
kışkırtmakışkırtmak

incite

[ɪnˈsaɪt] VT [+ violence, riots, hatred] → incitar, instigar
to incite sb to do sthincitar or instigar a algn a hacer algo
to incite sb to violenceincitar or instigar a algn a la violencia

incite

[ɪnˈsaɪt] vt [+ hatred] → inciter à, pousser à
to incite sb to do sth → inciter qn à faire qch, pousser qn à faire qch
to incite sb against sb → monter qn contre qn

incite

vtaufhetzen; masses alsoaufwiegeln; racial hatred, violence, riotaufhetzen zu; to incite the masses/somebody to violencedie Massen/jdn zu Gewalttätigkeiten aufhetzen

incite

[ɪnˈsaɪt] vt to incite sb (to sth/to do sth)incitare qn (a qc/a fare qc), istigare qn (a qc/a fare qc)

incite

(inˈsait) verb
1. to urge (someone) to do something. He incited the people to rebel against the king.
2. to stir up or cause. They incited violence in the crowd.
inˈcitement noun
References in classic literature ?
John Barleycorn, by inhibiting morality, incited to crime.
The people of New England had a bitter hatred against the French, not only for the mischief which they did with their own hands, but because they incited the Indians to hostility.
He might even have appreciated my services at the value of a musket, in which case I felt perfectly certain that the whole population of the bay would be immediately upon my track, incited by the prospect of so magnificent a bounty.
They found themselves a mere handful of men, on a savage coast, surrounded by hostile tribes, who would doubtless be incited and encouraged to deeds of violence by the late fearful catastrophe.
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.
For although few men will avow their desires of being immortal, upon such hard conditions, yet in the two kingdoms before mentioned, of Balnibarbi and Japan, he observed that every man desired to put off death some time longer, let it approach ever so late: and he rarely heard of any man who died willingly, except he were incited by the extremity of grief or torture.
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.
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.
He says she has incited residents to take the law into their hands and literally burn vehicles and goods.
The award of a contract for the purchase of a contract of insurance "complementary health expenses" to compulsory membership for the employees of the company incited.