incite

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See also: incité

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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  • enPR: ĭn.sīt', IPA(key): /ɪnˈsaɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive) To stir up or excite; to rouse or goad into action.
    The judge was told by the accused that his friends had incited him to commit the crime.
    incite people to violence

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French[edit]

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incite

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

Portuguese[edit]

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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

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incite

  1. inflection of incitar:
    1. first-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular present subjunctive
    3. third-person singular imperative