incitation

noun
in·​ci·​ta·​tion | \ ˌin-ˌsī-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce incitation (audio) , ˌin(t)-sə- \

Definition of incitation

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

Examples of incitation in a Sentence

the rabble-rousing speech was seen by many as an incitation to ethnic violence a mild heart attack was all the incitation he needed to adopt an exercise regimen and a healthy diet
Recent Examples on the Web Between these voices of reason and incitation, between these two seemingly different men, lie 22 years of power and five American presidents. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2022 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2018 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2018 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2018 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2018 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2018 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2018 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, 12 Sep. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of incitation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Incitation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incitation. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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