Synonyms for incite
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes
Abet and instigate are now used almost without exception in a bad sense; one may incite either to good or evil. One incites or instigates to the doing of something not yet done, or to increased activity or further advance in the doing of it; one abets by giving sympathy, countenance, or substantial aid to the doing of that which is already projected or in process of commission. Abet and instigate apply either to persons or actions, incite to persons only; one incites a person to an action. A clergyman will advocate the claims of justice, aid the poor, encourage the despondent, support the weak, uphold the constituted authorities; but he will not incite to a quarrel, instigate a riot, or abet a crime. The originator of a crime often instigates or incites others to abet him in it, or one may instigate or incite others to a crime in the commission of which he himself takes no active part. Compare HELP.
Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 7 votes
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb
give an incentive for action
"This moved me to sacrifice my career"
spark off, remind, act, trip, motivate, spark, run, propel, impress, strike, impel, instigate, trigger off, move, displace, make a motion, trigger, inspire, prod, proceed, affect, be active, set off, go, prompt, activate, locomote, touch off, cue, travel, egg on, actuate, stir up
incite, instigate, set off, stir upverb
provoke or stir up
"incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
motivate, start, vex, detonate, raise up, bring out, wake, offset, spark, commove, inflame, disturb, propel, shake up, take off, agitate, explode, instigate, trigger off, move, part, trigger, fire up, inspire, trip, prod, egg on, depart, set off, heat, prompt, activate, spark off, touch off, blow up, ignite, start out, foment, set forth, actuate, stir up, cancel, set out
prod, incite, egg onverb
urge on; cause to act
"The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
goad means to urge on so therefore is a synonym of incite.
the child will goad his mother to buy him the toy.Submitted by JP03 on October 23, 2014
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China's use of the death penalty as a political tool does not address the root of the problem, china continues to make use of this incident to incite discrimination against Uighurs.
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
The purpose of all higher education is to make men aware of what was and what is to incite them to probe into what may be. It seeks to teach them to understand, to evaluate, to communicate.
The Trayvon Martin movement was not created to incite hate or further racial divide, but rather birthed to raise awareness to the social injustices that exist across America with regards to senseless gun violence against our young black and brown boys; the movement also focuses on the growing disparities in the lack of prosecution of the actual perpetrators.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
Translations for incite
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- anregen, anstachelnGerman
- amotinar, incitarSpanish
- تحریک کردنPersian
- kiihottaa, kannustaa, yllyttääFinnish
- उत्तेजित करनाHindi
- 嗾ける, 扇ぐ, 駆り立てますJapanese
- incitō, incitareLatin
- aansporen, ophitsen, aanzettenDutch
- provocar, incitarPortuguese
- atâța, îndemna, incitaRomanian
- подстрекать, разжигать, подбиватьRussian
- kışkırtmak, tahrikTurkish
- xúi giụcVietnamese
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