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incite

in·cite

incite

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn saIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: incited, incites, inciting
definition 1: to bring about or cause (a disruptive action).
Her passionate speech incited a rebellion.
synonyms:
instigate, prompt, provoke, stir up
antonyms:
stifle, suppress
similar words:
abet, actuate, foment, inspire, pick, stimulate
definition 2: to provoke (someone) to act.
This pamphlet will incite the workers to strike.
synonyms:
actuate, drive, egg on, impel, prompt, provoke, stimulate, stir up
antonyms:
deter, discourage, restrain
similar words:
abet, agitate, animate, arouse, encourage, excite, goad, induce, inflame, motivate, move, prick, 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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