verb (used with object), in·cit·ed, in·cit·ing.
Origin of incite
Examples from the Web for incitation
The essential feature of the violin is the incitation of the vibration by means of the bow.A Popular History of the Art of Music|W. S. B. Mathews
Is there anything that tends to incitation in sweetmeats more than in ordinary dishes?History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
British Dictionary definitions for incitation
Word Origin for incite
Word Origin and History for incitation
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.