noun \ˌin-ˌsī-ˈtā-shən, ˌin(t)-sə-\

Definition of INCITATION

:  an act of inciting :  stimulation
:  something that incites to action :  incentive

Examples of INCITATION

  1. <the rabble-rousing speech was seen by many as an incitation to ethnic violence>
  2. <a mild heart attack was all the incitation he needed to adopt an exercise regimen and a healthy diet>

First Known Use of INCITATION

15th century


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