Etymology
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incite (v.)

mid-15c., from Old French inciter, enciter "stir up, excite, instigate" (14c.), from Latin incitare "to put into rapid motion," figuratively "rouse, urge, encourage, stimulate," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + citare "move, excite" (see cite). Related: Incited; inciting.

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Definitions of incite

incite (v.)
give an incentive for action;
Synonyms: motivate / actuate / propel / move / prompt
incite (v.)
provoke or stir up;
incite a riot
Synonyms: instigate / set off / stir up
incite (v.)
urge on; cause to act;
Synonyms: prod / egg on
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