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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: inciter, from Latin citare 'to cause to start moving'

incite

verb
     
in‧cite [transitive]
to deliberately encourage people to fight, argue etc:
They were charged with inciting racial hatred.
incite somebody to do something
a person who incites others to commit an offence
incite somebody to something
There was no evidence that he had incited members of the group to violence.
incitement noun [uncountable and countable]
incitement to murder

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