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Meaning of INCITE

Pronunciation:  in'sIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
  2. [v]  urge on; cause to act
  3. [v]  give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

INCITE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: actuate, egg on, instigate, motivate, move, prod, prompt, propel, set off, stir up
 See Also: act, cause, do, goad, halloo, make, move, provoke, raise, stimulate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*cite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incited}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Inciting}.] [L. incitare; pref. in- in + citare to rouse,
stir up: cf. F. inciter. See {Cite}.]
To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on.

      Anthiochus, when he incited Prusias to join in war, set
      before him the greatness of the Romans.  --Bacon.

      No blown ambition doth our arms incite.  --Shak.

Syn: Excite; stimulate; instigate; spur; goad; arouse; move;
     urge; rouse; provoke; encourage; prompt; animate. See

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