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incite

verb

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1 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being
  • the rock band's failure to show up incited a riot, as the crowd had waited for hours

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2 to rouse to strong feeling or action
  • the demagogue's fiery rant incited the crowd to riot

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incite, instigate, abet, foment mean to spur to action. incite stresses a stirring up and urging on, and may or may not imply initiating. inciting a riot instigate definitely implies responsibility for initiating another's action and often connotes underhandedness or evil intention. instigated a conspiracy abet implies both assisting and encouraging. aiding and abetting the enemy foment implies persistence in goading. fomenting rebellion

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The first known use of incite was in the 15th century

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“Incite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/incite. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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