Incite Definition

incited, incites, inciting
incited, incites, inciting
To urge to action; stir up; rouse.
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Origin of Incite

  • Middle English encyten from Old French enciter from Latin incitāre to urge forward in- intensive pref. in–2 citāre to stimulate frequentative of ciēre to put in motion keiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary

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