verb (used with object), in·cit·ed, in·cit·ing.
Origin of incite
Examples from the Web for inciting
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|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|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.
All at once it flashed upon my brain that my second in command was inciting the crew to my downfall and his own elevation.Perseverance Island|Douglas Frazar
Or, on the other hand, He may be luring on our faith and inciting it to a more ambitious flight.With God in the World|Charles H. Brent
It may be objected, that expenditure incurred even for pure enjoyment promotes production indirectly, by inciting to exertion.Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy|John Stuart Mill
McClung, inciting a company which formerly had been under his command, dashed on, followed by Captain Willis.The Life of Jefferson Davis|Frank H. Alfriend
Placing one class in a less favorable light than another is now considered as inciting to discontent.The Future Belongs to the People|Karl Liebknecht
British Dictionary definitions for inciting
Word Origin for incite
Word Origin and History for inciting
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.