verb (used with object), in·cit·ed, in·cit·ing.
Origin of incite
Examples from the Web for incite
For example, the MTA prohibits ads that “incite or provoke violence.”To Fight Pam Geller, Join Our Comedy Jihad at the MTA|Dean Obeidallah|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though Rabinowitz muses that something like this would not only be impractical but also incite severe backlash.Porn Fights For Your Right to Surf: Pornhub, YouPorn, and Redtube Lead Charge For Net Neutrality|Aurora Snow|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Few people touch that nerve and incite so much passionate conversation than Dunham and Girls.Lena Dunham on 'SNL' Review: Very Funny, Very Dunham-y|Kevin Fallon|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Russell Brand is trying to use comedy to incite political revolution.
There is colossal marketing power to break down the barriers between ages and incite [children] to adopt adult behavior.Toddlers Denied Tiaras: Behind the French Push to Ban Pageants|Christopher Dickey|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Other insects, such as the spider, are considered by their presence to incite married persons to infidelity.Indo-China and Its Primitive People|Henry Baudesson
I have always wondered whether this chaff helped to incite Freddie to become the great golfer that he was.Fifty Years of Golf|Horace G. Hutchinson
Any other person but Villa would have melted on seeing such a spectacle, which could but incite compassion.The Philippines: Past and Present (Volume 1 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester
But no promises were needed to incite the worthy mountaineer to hospitality.Uarda, Complete|Georg Ebers
Will such vacillating policy conciliate the troops, and incite them to heroic deeds?A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
British Dictionary definitions for incite
Word Origin for incite
Word Origin and History for incite
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.