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Synonyms for incite
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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 on(verb)

    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

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

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. incite(v. a.)

    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. incite(v)

    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. Shimon Peres:

    It should surprise no one that when some call the gay parade a parade of animals, that a 16-year-old girl is stabbed, those who incite against Israel's Arabs, should not be surprised that churches and mosques are torched and even a baby is burned in the dead of night.

  2. Dilxat Raxit:

    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.

  3. Jonathan Karl:

    The WHCA is horrified by a video reportedly shown over the weekend at a political conference organized by the President's supporters at the Trump National Doral in Miami. All Americans should condemn this depiction of violence directed toward journalists and the President's political opponents, we have previously told the President The President rhetoric could incite violence. Now we call on him and everybody associated with this conference to denounce this video and affirm that violence has no place in our society.

  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. Chris Crane:

    It should be frightening to every American that a sitting member of Congress would threaten the safety of any person and their family, and incite the public to take acts of violence against them, let alone the lives of those whose job it is to protect us and keep us safe.

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