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 March, the United Nations called out Facebook for its role in inciting the violence in Myanmar that has led to a humanitarian crisis.
Israeli officials have said that protesters ignored warnings to stay away from the border fence, and blamed Hamas, the militant organization that governs Gaza, for inciting the violence.
Carla Gottgens—Bloomberg via Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a polarizing figure, a billionaire entrepreneur who can incite immediate and divergent reactions with a single tweet.
Facebook was also forced to temporarily shut down its services in Sri Lanka last month after inflammatory messages posted to the service incited mob violence against the country’s Muslim minority.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are on the prowl for a spirited new teammate who can incite enthusiasm in players and fans alike.
But what’s clear in Myanmar is that the government sees social media as an instrument for propaganda and inciting violence—and that non-government actors are also using Facebook to advance a genocide.
She was eventually expelled under a law that allows deportation of any migrant who incites racial, cultural or political hatred.
As a city holy to all three religions, the embassy move angered Palestinian activists and incited dangerous protests.
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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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