incite
transitive verb (incited; inciting) Etymology: Middle French inciter, from Latin incitare, from in- + citare to put in motion — more at cite Date: 15th century to move to action ; stir up ; spur on ; urge on • incitant nounincitement nouninciter noun Synonyms: incite, instigate, abet, foment mean to spur to action. incite stresses a stirring up and urging on, and may or may not imply initiating <
inciting a riot
>
. instigate definitely implies responsibility for initiating another's action and often connotes underhandedness or evil intention <
instigated a conspiracy
>
. abet implies both assisting and encouraging <
aiding and abetting the enemy
>
. foment implies persistence in goading <
fomenting rebellion
>
.

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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