verb (used with object), in·cit·ed, in·cit·ing.
Origin of incite
British Dictionary definitions for incitable
Word Origin for incite
Word Origin and History for incitable
mid-15c., from Middle French enciter (14c.), from Latin incitare "to put into rapid motion," figuratively "rouse, urge, encourage, stimulate," from in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + citare "move, excite" (see cite). Related: Incited; inciting.