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  • 101incite — /insayt/ To arouse; urge; provoke; encourage; spur on; goad; stir up; instigate; set in motion; as, to incite a riot. Also, generally, in criminal law to instigate, persuade, or move another to commit a crime; in this sense nearly synonymous with …

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  • 102distinct — [14] Etymologically, distinct is the past participle of distinguish. It comes from distinctus, past participle of Latin distinguere ‘separate, discriminate’ (source, via the present stem of Old French distinguer, of English distinguish [16]).… …

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  • 103stick — ‘piece of wood’ [OE] and stick ‘fix, adhere’ [OE] come from the same Germanic source: the base *stik , *stek , *stak ‘pierce, prick, be sharp’ (which also produced English attach, stake, stitch, stockade, and stoke). This in turn went back to the …

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  • 104suborn — [sə bôrn′] vt. [L subornare, to furnish or supply, instigate, incite secretly < sub , under + ornare, to furnish, adorn: see ORNAMENT] 1. to get or bring about through bribery or other illegal methods 2. to induce or instigate (another) to do… …

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  • 105inciter — noun someone who deliberately foments trouble she was the instigator of their quarrel • Syn: ↑instigator, ↑provoker, ↑instigant, ↑firebrand • Derivationally related forms: ↑instigate (for …

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  • 106instigant — noun someone who deliberately foments trouble she was the instigator of their quarrel • Syn: ↑instigator, ↑provoker, ↑inciter, ↑firebrand • Derivationally related forms: ↑instigate, ↑incite …

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  • 107instigation — noun 1. the verbal act of urging on • Syn: ↑abetment, ↑abettal • Derivationally related forms: ↑instigate, ↑abet (for: ↑abettal), ↑abet ( …

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  • 108provoker — noun someone who deliberately foments trouble she was the instigator of their quarrel • Syn: ↑instigator, ↑inciter, ↑instigant, ↑firebrand • Derivationally related forms: ↑instigate (for …

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  • 109Accessary after the fact — Fact Fact (f[a^]kt), n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. {Feat}, {Affair}, {Benefit}, {Defect}, {Fashion}, and { fy}.] 1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus,… …

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  • 110Accessary before the fact — Fact Fact (f[a^]kt), n. [L. factum, fr. facere to make or do. Cf. {Feat}, {Affair}, {Benefit}, {Defect}, {Fashion}, and { fy}.] 1. A doing, making, or preparing. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A project for the fact and vending Of a new kind of fucus,… …

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  • 111Actuate — Ac tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Actuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Actuating}.] [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare, fr. L. actus act.] 1. To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; more commonly …

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  • 112Actuated — Actuate Ac tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Actuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Actuating}.] [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare, fr. L. actus act.] 1. To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; more… …

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  • 113Actuating — Actuate Ac tu*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Actuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Actuating}.] [LL. actuatus, p. p. of actuare, fr. L. actus act.] 1. To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; more… …

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  • 114Animate — An i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Animated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Animating}.] [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. ? wind, Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us anan to expire (us out), Icel. [ o]nd… …

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  • 115Animated — Animate An i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Animated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Animating}.] [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. ? wind, Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us anan to expire (us out), Icel. [… …

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  • 116Animating — Animate An i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Animated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Animating}.] [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. ? wind, Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us anan to expire (us out), Icel. [… …

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  • 117Egg — Egg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Egged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Egging}.] [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. ??. See {Edge}.] To urge on; to instigate; to incite? [1913 Webster] Adam and Eve he egged to ill. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] [She] did egg him …

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  • 118Egged — Egg Egg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Egged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Egging}.] [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. ??. See {Edge}.] To urge on; to instigate; to incite? [1913 Webster] Adam and Eve he egged to ill. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] [She] did egg …

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  • 119Egging — Egg Egg, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Egged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Egging}.] [OE. eggen, Icel. eggja, fr. egg edge. ??. See {Edge}.] To urge on; to instigate; to incite? [1913 Webster] Adam and Eve he egged to ill. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] [She] did egg …

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  • 120Encourage — En*cour age (?; 48), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Encouraged} (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. {Encouraging}.] [F. encourager; pref. en (L. in) + courage courage. See {Courage}.] To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to… …

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