dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


3 definitions found
 for incitement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incitement \In*cite"ment\, n. [Cf. F. incitement.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The act of inciting.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive;
        incentive; impulse. --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              From the long records of a distant age,
              Derive incitements to renew thy rage. --Pope.
  
     Syn: Motive; incentive; spur; stimulus; impulse;
          encouragement.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  incitement
      n 1: an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or
           instigating; "the incitement of mutiny" [syn: incitation,
           incitement]
      2: needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of
         vigorous investigation" [syn: provocation, incitement]
      3: something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or
         stirring to action [syn: incitement, incitation,
         provocation]
      4: the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion [syn:
         exhortation, incitement]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "incitement":
     aggravation, agitating, agitation, animation, arousal, arousing,
     awakening, bait, bribe, carrot, clout, compulsion, drive,
     driving force, electrification, encouragement, enticement,
     exacerbation, exasperation, excitation, excitement, exciting,
     exhilaration, exhortation, exhorting, fillip, firing, fomentation,
     fomenting, galvanization, goading, impellent, impelling force,
     impetus, impulse, impulsion, incentive, incitation, inducement,
     inflaming, inflammation, influence, influencing, infuriation,
     inspiration, instigating, instigation, interest, invitation,
     irresistible force, irritation, lathering up, lure, moment,
     momentum, motivation, motive power, mover, needling, payment,
     pep rally, pep talk, percentage, persuasion, persuasive,
     perturbation, power, pricking, prodding, profit, prompting,
     propulsion, provocation, provoking, rabble-rousing, rallying,
     reward, spurring, steaming up, stimulation, stimulative, stimulus,
     stirring, stirring up, stirring-up, sweetener, sweetening,
     temptation, thrust, urging, wakening, whet, whipping, whipping up,
     working up
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229