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Definition 1: provoke or stir up - [verb of communication]

Samples where incite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • incite a riot
  • set off great unrest among the people

Synonyms for incite in the sense of this definition

(incite is a kind of ...) provide the needed stimulus for

(... is a kind of incite ) activate or stir up

"raise a mutiny"

(incite causes ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

Definition 2: urge on; cause to act - [verb of contact]

Samples where incite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window

Synonyms for incite in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of incite ) prod into action

(... is a kind of incite ) urge on with shouts

"halloo the dogs in a hunt"

(... is a kind of incite ) urge with or as if with a goad

Definition 3: give an incentive for action - [verb of creation]

Samples where incite or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This moved me to sacrifice my career

Synonyms for incite in the sense of this definition

(incite is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

(incite has a similar meaning as ...) have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

"This child impressed me as unusually mature" "This behavior struck me as odd" "he was dumb-struck by the news" "her comments struck a sour note"

(incite has a similar meaning as ...) arouse sympathy or compassion in

"Her fate moved us all"

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