Antonyms for incite

Grammar : Verb
Spell : in-sahyt
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈsaɪt

Definition of incite

Origin :
  • 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.
  • verb encourage, provoke
Example sentences :
  • There were none of the usual obstacles to incite them to matrimony.
  • Extract from : « A Summer Evening's Dream » by Edward Bellamy
  • Dreams and talk of war may incite to war, but they may also satisfy the desire and need of war.
  • Extract from : « The Psychology of Nations » by G.E. Partridge
  • You send them to the galleries to incite the admiration of the public?
  • Extract from : « The Gentle Art of Making Enemies » by James McNeill Whistler
  • You have to like loyalty, no matter what the circumstances that incite it.
  • Extract from : « Tinker's Dam » by Joseph Tinker
  • To instigate, incite, provoke, to urge on: from the Anglo-Saxon eggion.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • But it was ridiculous to arrest him in the first place, for he could not incite a feather to riot.
  • Extract from : « An Anarchist Woman » by Hutchins Hapgood
  • An old word for to challenge, or incite to emulation; still in full use.
  • Extract from : « The Sailor's Word-Book » by William Henry Smyth
  • Here was a field for the enemies of Trenck to incite the people against him.
  • Extract from : « The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck » by Baron Trenck
  • It does not need what Simeon Woodley has in store to incite them to action.
  • Extract from : « The Death Shot » by Mayne Reid
  • How does abet differ from incite and instigate as to the time of the action?
  • Extract from : « English Synonyms and Antonyms » by James Champlin Fernald

Synonyms for incite

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