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 many Arab states, Salafis have succeeded in spreading their influence, inciting the destruction of hundreds of Sufi shrines and tombs with little public outcry.
Peters faces new charges of inciting a felony, simple battery, simple robbery and tampering with a monitoring system.
One of the inciting incidents of the Civil War itself came when Democratic Congressman Preston Brooks infamously beat Republican Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts senseless with another cane.
Serving as an Olympic honorary ambassador, the K-pop star’s first release of 2018 is a propulsive cheer track that blends pop-rock and tropical house elements to incite fervor for Pyeongchang 2018.
And citizens have no right to incite imminent violence.
Being a devoted Jimi Hendrix fan, this revelation incited a growing fondness for his instrument.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of thirteen Russians last week for meddling in the 2016 election has incited hysterical threat inflation among many pundits and foreign policy experts.
Yoga pants, the most nothing item of clothing imaginable (besides maybe a plain white t-shirt), seem to constantly incite debate.
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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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