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
In the middle of the drug war the CIA sends Matt Graver (Brolin) to team up with former undercover operative Alejandro Gilick (del Toro) to kidnap the daughter of a drug lord, a false flag operation designed to incite rival cartels.
To date, Chinese expansionary tactics have for the most part involved incremental steps: moves not so provocative as to incite a response.
As entrenched as the voting chaos had become, the deep corruption in the 1888 presidential election, when Benjamin Harrison just barely ousted incumbent Grover Cleveland, was outrageous enough to incite a movement toward reform.
For mezzo-soprano Sandra Ross, who plays Suzuki, Butterfly's handmaiden, the goal is to incite sympathy, especially in light of current events, for a woman treated unfairly and then denied the ability to demand justice.
Figuring out what is hate speech or likely to incite people to violence, and what is satire or humor, isn’t always easy.
They were all charged with attempting to incite revolt and served five and a half months in prison.
The leader of the extremist militia called Ubaydah bin Jarrah had sought for months to incite violence against the U.S. presence in Libya, according to the government.
While Trump also has railed against Sessions at times, the protest resignation of an attorney general - which would be likely to incite other departures within the administration - would create a moment of profound crisis for the White House.
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set in motion;
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
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