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incite

in·cite

incite

 
pronunciation:
ihn saIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: incited, incites, inciting
definition 1: to bring about, especially by angering or upsetting.
The managers' decision to lower wages incited a protest at the factory.
synonyms:
provoke
similar words:
inspire, pick, stimulate
definition 2: to urge to action by stirring up emotions.
Her speech incited the workers to go on strike.
synonyms:
drive, egg on, prompt, provoke, stimulate
antonyms:
deter, discourage, restrain
similar words:
agitate, animate, arouse, encourage, excite, inflame, prod, push, rouse, urge
derivations: incitement (n.), inciter (n.)
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The word incite contains the following part:
cit, -cite Latin root that means rouse, set in motion
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