incitation

noun
in·​ci·​ta·​tion | \ˌin-ˌsī-ˈtā-shən, ˌin(t)-sə-\

Definition of incitation 

1 : an act of inciting : stimulation

2 : something that incites to action : incentive

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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

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Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, "Brazilian court spares far-right candidate from racism trial," 12 Sep. 2018 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, Fox News, "Brazilian court spares far-right candidate from racism trial," 12 Sep. 2018 Bolsonaro will still have to stand trial for accusations of slander and incitation to rape. Mauricio Savarese, The Seattle Times, "Brazilian court spares far-right candidate from racism trial," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of incitation

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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