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Definition of "incite" []

  • To provoke and urge on: troublemakers who incite riots; inciting workers to strike. See Synonyms at provoke. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "incite" in a sentence
  • "Beck, Limbaugh and Palin incite violence for their own financial gain."
  • "You see, Broder doesn't suggest that the president "incite" a war only because Broder has already done such splendid work in inciting it himself."
  • "The Fitna film illustrates the dangers of Islamisation highlighted with selective Koranic texts, it does not "incite" against Muslims rather rails about extremism and frankly so it should."