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Pronunciation:  in'sItmunt

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  1. [n]  an act of inciting
  2. [n]  the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion
  3. [n]  needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
  4. [n]  something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action

INCITEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: exhortation, incitation, incitation, provocation, provocation
 See Also: arousal, encouragement, mental energy, pep talk, persuasion, psychic energy, rousing, signal, suasion, subornation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*cite"ment\, n. [Cf. F. incitement.]
1. The act of inciting.

2. That which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive;
   incentive; impulse. --Burke.

         From the long records of a distant age, Derive
         incitements to renew thy rage.        --Pope.

Syn: Motive; incentive; spur; stimulus; impulse;

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