incite

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From Middle French inciter, from Latin incitare (to set in motion, hasten, urge, incite), from in (in, on) + citare (to set in motion, urge), frequentative of ciere (to rouse, excite, call).

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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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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

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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.