tr.v. in·cit·ed, in·cit·ing, in·cites
To provoke and urge on: troublemakers who incite riots; inciting workers to strike. See Synonyms at provoke.
[Middle English encyten, from Old French enciter, from Latin incitāre, to urge forward : in-, intensive pref.; see IN-2 + citāre, to stimulate, frequentative of ciēre, to put in motion; see keiə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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