incite


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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 ?
I, unknown, and unperceived by them, incite them to cry out, `Long live the Duke de Beaufort' one day; another, `Long live the Prince de Conde;' and again,`Long live the parliament
Apollo, son of Jove, replied, "Let us incite great Hector to challenge some one of the Danaans in single combat; on this the Achaeans will be shamed into finding a man who will fight him.
They were merely spread by his enemies to incite the people against him.
After lingering about the stable for some little time, vainly attempting to incite the old horse to the mutinous act of returning on his own account, he had walked into the tap-room and laid himself down before the fire.
While Dutocq was returning to the clerks' office and asking himself how he could best incite a clamor against his chief without compromising himself, Bixiou rushed to the Rabourdin office for a word of greeting.
In order to live, a government, to-day as in the past, must press the strong men of the nation into its service, taking them from every quarter, so as to make them its defenders, and to remove from among the people the men of energy who incite the masses to insurrection.
Was this genuine, he wondered, a voluntary outburst, or was it some subtle attempt to incite sympathy?
My departure from America seemed to incite the most violent opposition on the part of your friends.
The after noon breeze would incite to a weird and flabby activ ity all that crowded mass of clothing, with its vague suggestions of drowned, mutilated and flattened hu manity.
Granting that the White Whale fully incites the hearts of this my savage crew, and playing round their savageness even breeds a certain generous knight-errantism in them, still, while for the love of it they give chase to Moby Dick, they must also have food for their more common, daily appetites.
In a word, it is some such trait as that which distinguishes the beautiful plumage of the peacock, from the motive that incites the bird to display his feathers.
Hence the one provokes and incites the most languid appetite, and the other turns and palls that which is the sharpest and keenest.