to stir, encourage, or urge on; stimulate or prompt to action: to incite a crowd to riot.
- in·cit·a·ble, adjective
- in·cit·ant, adjective, noun
- in·ci·ta·tion [in-sahy-tey-shuhn, -si-], /ˌɪn saɪˈteɪ ʃən, -sɪ-/, noun
- in·cit·er, noun
- in·cit·ing·ly, adverb
- re·in·cite, verb (used with object), re·in·cit·ed, re·in·cit·ing.
- un·in·cit·ed, adjective
- incite , insight
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How to use incite in a sentence
Facebook had also removed two videos from his page for inciting violence.Facebook takes down a widespread network of pages tied to Stephen Bannon for pushing misinformation | Elizabeth Dwoskin | November 9, 2020 | Washington Post
Both companies say they will remove posts that incite violence.Five ways political groups are getting around ad bans | Tate Ryan-Mosley | November 3, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The pages and users who incite the attacks are not reviewed to such a degree as LGBTQ pages and users, and the disproportionate censoring could be due to the algorithms and systems in place, they said.Transgender activist once again banned from Facebook page | Kaela Roeder | October 30, 2020 | Washington Blade
Since then, the board has demanded that Facebook try harder by deleting posts that prematurely claim one of the candidates has won and better enforcing its prohibition against hate groups and inciting violence.
Spotify says on its website it bans material that “promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual” based on certain characteristics, but doesn’t say it removes material simply because it’s false.Spotify draws fire over Alex Jones’s claims in Joe Rogan podcast | Verne Kopytoff | October 28, 2020 | Fortune
They were found guilty of practicing habitual debauchery and inciting others to sexual deviance because of the footage.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays | Bel Trew | December 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On top of inciting violence that led to the death of a 16-year-old boy, it was confusing to residents.
By inciting individual sympathizers to carry out attacks in Western countries, ISIS believes it can advance its cause at no cost.Lone Wolves, Terrorist Runts, and the Stray Dogs of ISIS | Jacob Siegel | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Isaacs says that the epidemic is inciting panic worldwide that, in his opinion, may soon be warranted.
Dobkin, was arrested Monday on charges of ‘inciting separatism’ in a dramatic move that has sent shock waves through the region.
They were cursed by the Church as trappings of the Devil, inciting the wearer to foul deeds and intrigue.The Medici Boots | Pearl Norton Swet
He had previously been sent to prison for inciting to the Plan of Campaign, and for criminal conspiracy.Is Ulster Right? | Anonymous
Perhaps his patrons were engaged in too serious crimes to waste their energy in inciting him to petty persecutions of Ralegh.Sir Walter Ralegh | William Stebbing
Here were poor innocent working men, and here was this bloodthirsty swash-buckler inciting their own brothers to slay them.Thirty Years in Australia | Ada Cambridge
In Greece, on the other hand, Russian partisans succeeded in inciting the populace to revolt.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for incite
(tr) to stir up or provoke to action
- incitation, noun
- incitement, noun
- inciter, noun
- incitingly, adverb
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