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Synonyms for incite
ɪnˈsaɪtin·cite

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incite

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abet, advocate, aid, assist, countenance, embolden, encourage, instigate, promote, sanction, support, uphold

    Antonyms:
    baffle, confound, counteract, denounce, deter, disapprove, disconcert, discourage, dissuade, expose, frustrate, hinder, impede, obstruct

Princeton's WordNet

  1. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, inciteverb

    give an incentive for action

    "This moved me to sacrifice my career"

    Synonyms:
    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

  2. incite, instigate, set off, stir upverb

    provoke or stir up

    "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"

    Synonyms:
    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

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    stab, prod, dig, actuate, instigate, prompt, egg on, move, propel, motivate, stir up, jab, nudge, poke at, poke, set off

Editors Contribution

  1. goad

    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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inciteverb

    Synonyms:
    rouse (to action), arouse, animate, provoke, stimulate, impel, prompt, urge, encourage, spur, goad, excite, set on, spur on, stir up, work up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. inciteverb

    Synonyms:
    instigate, stimulate, arouse, goad, spur, impel

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incite":

    incitement, seditious, instigate, incited, encourage, provoke

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How to use incite in a sentence?

  1. Mahatma Gandhi, 1922 Circuit House speech (court) charged with "attempting to disaffect towrds his majestys government":

    Affection cannot be manufactored or regulated by law. If one has no affection for a person or a system, one should be free to give the fullest expression to his disaffection, so long as he does not contemplate, promote, or incite to violence.

  2. Elizabeth Karlsen:

    The collaboration with the BFI, who have a clear mandate to promote gender equality and the Geena Davis Institute ... provides a much needed platform from which to incite change.

  3. Chinmayi Arun:

    Political leaders are influential speakers and are especially dangerous when they incite violence. Unfortunately they also control companies' access to markets, and India is a big market for Facebook, the company needs to work out how to stay committed to its policies against incitement to violence, despite the risks to its business that come from antagonizing political leaders.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    Donald Trump is wrong on this, donald Trump's doing this. Donald Trump's not Donald Trump. Don't think Donald Trump thinks every Mexican crossing the border is a rapist. Donald Trump's doing this to inflame and incite and to draw attention, which seems to be Donald Trump organizing principle of Donald Trump campaign.

  5. Richard Peirce:

    Don't start splashing around -- you're just going to excite, incite and encourage the shark's interest.


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