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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Incite \In*cite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incited; p. pr. & vb.
n. Inciting.] [L. incitare; pref. in- in + citare to rouse,
stir up: cf. F. inciter. See Cite.]
To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on.
Anthiochus, when he incited Prusias to join in war, set
before him the greatness of the Romans. --Bacon.
No blown ambition doth our arms incite. --Shak.
Syn: Excite; stimulate; instigate; spur; goad; arouse; move;
urge; rouse; provoke; encourage; prompt; animate. See
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
v 1: give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice
my career" [syn: motivate, actuate, propel, move,
2: provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest
among the people" [syn: incite, instigate, set off,
3: urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on,
but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
[syn: prod, incite, egg on]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
109 Moby Thesaurus words for "incite":
abet, actuate, admonish, agitate, animate, annoy, arouse, awake,
awaken, bestir, blow the coals, blow up, call forth, call up,
caution, charge, compel, drive, drive on, egg on, encourage,
enjoin, enkindle, enrage, excite, exhort, expostulate, fan,
fan the fire, fan the flame, feed the fire, ferment, fire, flame,
foment, forward, frenzy, give an impetus, give momentum, goad,
heat, heat up, impassion, impel, incense, induce, inflame,
influence, infuriate, inspire, instigate, issue a caveat, key up,
kindle, lather up, light the fuse, light up, madden, motivate,
move, nettle, overexcite, persuade, pique, power, preach, prick,
prod, prompt, propel, provoke, push, put in motion, put up to,
rally, remonstrate, rouse, set agoing, set astir, set fire to,
set going, set in motion, set on, set on fire, sic on, spur,
steam up, stimulate, stir, stir the blood, stir the embers,
stir the feelings, stir up, summon up, thrust, tickle, turn on,
urge, wake, wake up, waken, warm, warm the blood, warn, whet,
whip on, whip up, work into, work up
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