Examples of incite in a Sentence
The news incited widespread fear and paranoia.
the rock band's failure to show up incited a riot, as the crowd had waited for hours
Recent Examples of incite from the Web
The party’s leader, Leopoldo López, was jailed on charges of inciting violence and is now serving a 13-year sentence.
But Cawood's obsession with the case, her hunger for an ending, and her recklessness makes her the only one able to incite justice.
The mention of the Chargers name still incites instant passion from so many, often in the form of fury.
Consequently, the old OCR’s regulations, highlighted and condemned by groups such as FIRE, incited a backlash even from the left-leaning American Association of University Professors.
According to the BBC, Philipp Budeikin, a 21-year-old currently in a pre-trial prison in St. Petersburg, pleaded guilty this year to inciting the suicide of 15 victims due to his part in organizing the game.
In the department's letter to Delaware — which incited the most outrage from conservative observers — Botel took aim at the state's plan to halve the number of students not meeting proficiency rates in the next decade.
Egyptian royalty perfumed their bodies with it; Greek women hung it by their beds to incite passion.
In addition to inciting fear, fire ants have also been particularly successful at spreading around the world.
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Synonymsabet, brew, ferment, foment, instigate, pick, provoke, raise, stir (up), whip (up), set in motion
Related Wordsadvance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote, sow, stimulate; detonate, set, set off, trigger; excite, galvanize, inflame (also enflame), inspire, motivate, rouse; activate, energize, enliven, fire, invigorate, jazz (up), liven (up), pep (up), quicken, stimulate, vitalize
Near Antonymsbridle, check, constrain, curb, discourage, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame; allay, calm, quiet, settle, soothe, still, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
Synonym Discussion of incite
- inciting a riot
- instigated a conspiracy
- aiding and abetting the enemy
- fomenting rebellion
INCITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of incite for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to act in an angry, harmful, or violent way
: to cause (an angry, harmful, or violent action or feeling)
INCITE Defined for Kids
Definition of incite for Students
medical Definition of incite
- organisms that readily incited antibody formation
legal Definition of incite
- incite a riot
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