Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb incite

3 senses of incite

Sense 1
motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite -- (give an incentive for action; "This moved me to sacrifice my career")
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 2
incite, instigate, set off, stir up -- (provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people")
       => provoke, stimulate -- (provide the needed stimulus for)

Sense 3
prod, incite, egg on -- (urge on; cause to act; "The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window")

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