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
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In addition to inciting fear, fire ants have also been particularly successful at spreading around the world.
Others vowed to temper the rhetoric of personal attacks that may have incited the June 14 shooting.
The winner this year had some big shoes to fill after Hamilton swept the competition at last year’s show after inciting a country-wide craze about the hip-hop musical centered around Alexander Hamilton.
A bureaucrat leaks to the journalists, inciting the watchdogs and the investigators, creating headlines that embolden other bureaucrats, turning the gears faster.
Eddie casually marched across the stage inciting the crowd with lewd gestures and mock pummeling of band members.
Scott has loyally supported the school choice movement, but had avoided taking a position on HB 7069, as the issue incited a groundswell of criticism and opposition from parents and teacher groups.
Ms. Griffin took the extreme escalatory rhetoric from various news outlets and violence-inciting liberal groups too far.
Scott, a two-term Republican who has loyally supported the school choice movement, had refrained from taking a position on HB 7069, but the issue incited a groundswell of criticism and opposition from parents and teacher groups.
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Synonym Discussion of incite
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
: to stir up usually harmful or violent action or feeling The news incited panic.
Medical Definition of incite
: to bring into being : induce to exist or occur organisms that readily incited antibody formation
Legal Definition of incite
: to urge on incite a riot
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