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
Last week, Damon incited controversy after discussing the topic with critic Peter Travers.
Putin openly blamed Clinton for inciting mass protests against his regime in late 2011 and early 2012.
Because of this, a jury found Tom and John Metzger guilty of inciting Seraw's murder, and ordered them to pay $12.5 million to his estate.
The controversial decision incited backlash and derailed a growing industry.
On Wednesday, the site announced a new policy clarifying its rules against content that incites violence.
But we cannot be defined by the evil that threatens us or the violence that incites such terror.
Bannon’s strategy requires Trump to incite the Left’s outrage, and then aim to position himself as anti-elitist.
Nobody knew much about the small portions of the forest that had incited such outrage.
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Synonymsabet, brew, ferment, foment, instigate, pick, provoke, raise, stir (up), whip (up), set in motion
Related Wordsadvance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote, sow, stimulate; detonate, set, set off, trigger; excite, galvanize, inflame (also enflame), inspire, motivate, rouse; activate, energize, enliven, fire, invigorate, jazz (up), liven (up), pep (up), quicken, stimulate, vitalize
Near Antonymsbridle, check, constrain, curb, discourage, hold, inhibit, regulate, rein (in), restrain, tame; allay, calm, quiet, settle, soothe, still, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
Synonym Discussion of incite
- inciting a riot
- instigated a conspiracy
- aiding and abetting the enemy
- fomenting rebellion
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