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Webster 1913 Edition


Incite

In-cite′

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Incited
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Inciting
.]
[L.
incitare
; pref.
in-
in +
citare
to rouse, stir up: cf. F.
inciter
. See
Cite
.]
To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on.
Anthiochus, when he
incited
Prusias to join in war, set before him the greatness of the Romans.
Bacon.
Syn. – Excite; stimulate; instigate; spur; goad; arouse; move; urge; rouse; provoke; encourage; prompt; animate. See
Excite
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Incite

INCI'TE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. incito; in and cito, to call, to stir up.]
1.
To move the mind to action by persuasion or motives presented; to stir up; to rouse; to spur on.
Antiochus, when he incited Prusias to join in war, set before him the greatness of the Romans.
2.
To move to action by impulse or influence.
No blown ambition does our arms incite.
3.
To animate; to encourage.

Definition 2022


incite

incite

See also: incité

English

Verb

incite (third-person singular simple present incites, present participle inciting, simple past and past participle incited)

  1. To rouse, stir up or excite.
    The judge was told by the accused that his friends had to incite him to commit the crime.

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French

Verb

incite

  1. first-person singular present indicative of inciter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of inciter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of inciter
  4. second-person singular imperative of inciter

Portuguese

Verb

incite

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of incitar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of incitar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of incitar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of incitar

Spanish

Verb

incite

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of incitar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of incitar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of incitar.