verb (used with object), in·cit·ed, in·cit·ing.
- incisor canal,
Origin of incite
Examples from the Web for inciter
The Daily Show host and inciter of sanity was a straight shooter when it came time for him to interview President Obama.
But perhaps she may have rested quietly in her room; she may have been only the inciter or the accomplice of the deed.The Lamp That Went Out|Augusta Groner
"Let us say, rather, inciter of public interest," explained Hummer.A Star for a Night|Elsie Janis
She has forced this quarrel upon France, and yet nine-tenths of Europe look upon France as the inciter of the war.The Young Franc Tireurs|G. A. Henty
It should be, in fact, not only the inciter of public spirit, but the director of public effort.Village Improvements and Farm Villages|George E. Waring
Is it not evident that the previous speaker would, under their rgime, set self-interest upon the throne as the inciter to work?Freeland|Theodor Hertzka
Word Origin 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.