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 integrity of elections is threatened; violence is incited; key communication channels are jammed by bad actors.
Why are these ads inciting, in some people, such a visceral reaction?
Bolton’s appointment incited a fresh wave of speculation that Kushner, who was recently stripped of his classified security clearance by Chief of Staff John Kelly, will see his laundry list of responsibilities curtailed amid the Cabinet shake-up.
Kaiser Permanente has parted ways with a nurse whose Facebook comments about Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police on March 18, incited a social media firestorm after an activist put them in the spotlight.
The thing about feelings is, the anecdotal lede is all about inciting a feeling.
Russian operatives used inflammatory social media posts to disrupt U.S. energy policy, including inciting environmentalists to protest against pipeline projects, House Republicans said in a report released Thursday.
The sun moves into Aries on March 20, inciting emotional reflection.
In addition to being the inciting person in Waymo v. Uber, Levandowski was reportedly hit by two arbitration claims brought against him by Alphabet.
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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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