Incitement In*cite"ment, n. [Cf. F. incitement.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inciting. [1913 Webster]

2. That which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive; incentive; impulse. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

From the long records of a distant age, Derive incitements to renew thy rage. --Pope.

Syn: Motive; incentive; spur; stimulus; impulse; encouragement. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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