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
Terry Darcel Brooks, 57, charged with inciting a riot and malicious destruction of property.
Georgia Tech said that the campus police arrested three people -- Vincent Castillenti, Jacob Wilson and Cassandra Monden -- and charged them with inciting a riot and battery of an officer.
The ultra right-wing fans of Lazio associate their Roma counterparts with being left-wing and Jewish, and had hoped to incite Roma fans, since the teams share the same stadium.
Fans have been debating the question for decades now, incited by new cuts of the movie that Scott has released over the years to sharpen and clarify his original vision.
Desperate to incite outrage b/c terrified of @UF speech no one shows up for.
Andrew Xavier Monden, of Atlanta, faces charges of interference with government property and inciting rioting, Flanagan said.
If you were put off by its seemingly stupid premise — an eight-episode true-crime parody set in a SoCal high school, whose inciting incident is an act of phallic vandalism — don’t be.
Joyce is the mother of Jonathan, an artsy outsider, and Will, whose disappearance is the inciting incident that sets the first season into motion.
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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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