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1. incite

verb. ['ˌɪnˈsaɪt'] provoke or stir up.

Synonyms

  • raise
  • stir up
  • set off
  • stimulate
  • act
  • instigate
  • provoke

Antonyms

  • gladden
  • miss
  • lose
  • defend

Etymology

  • incitare (Latin)

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How do you pronounce incite?

Pronounce incite as ˌɪnˈsaɪt.

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Example sentences of the word incite


1. Verb, base form
The dog is presented with a trigger at a distance that does not incite fear behavior.

2. Adjective
An effective leader possesses good character traits that incite others to follow his guidance.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Poor leaders incite an overall feeling of low morale and lack of enthusiasm in a team.

Quotes containing the word incite


1. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
- John Updike

2. I really can't think about kissing when I've got a rebellion to incite.
- Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

3. The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.
- Audre Lorde

2. incite

verb. ['ˌɪnˈsaɪt'] give an incentive for action.

Synonyms

  • strike
  • make
  • actuate
  • propel
  • affect
  • prompt
  • motivate
  • cause
  • do
  • move

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • top out
  • level
  • break

Etymology

  • incitare (Latin)

3. incite

verb. ['ˌɪnˈsaɪt'] urge on; cause to act.

Synonyms

  • goose
  • egg on
  • prod
  • goad

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • disassemble
  • dissuade
  • break even

Etymology

  • incitare (Latin)
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