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To induce or try to induce to do something; (seek to) persuade by soothing words, an ingratiating manner, etc.; wheedle
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  1. To induce or try to induce to do something; (seek to) persuade by soothing words, an ingratiating manner, etc.; wheedle
  2. To get by coaxing
  3. To use gentle persuasion, urging, etc.
To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
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  1. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
  2. To stir, as to action or strong feeling
  3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
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  1. To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
To cause by inciting; foment
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  1. To cause by inciting; foment
  2. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  3. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
  3. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
To rouse to action or increased activity; excite:
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  1. To rouse to action or increased activity; excite:
  2. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
To give rise to; bring about:
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  1. To give rise to; bring about:
  2. To bring about deliberately; induce:
  3. To stir to action or feeling:
To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
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  1. To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
  2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
  3. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
To arouse strong feeling in:
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  1. To arouse strong feeling in:
  2. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
  3. To thus produce a magnetic field in
To strike or injure as with a spur
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  1. To strike or injure as with a spur
  2. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
  3. To ride quickly by spurring a horse.
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To set upon; pursue and attack
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  1. To set upon; pursue and attack
  2. To urge or incite to hostile action; set:
  3. Thus; so. Used to indicate that a quoted passage, especially one containing an error or unconventional spelling, has been retained in its original form or written intentionally.
To make an urgent appeal.
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  1. To make an urgent appeal.
  2. To urge earnestly by advice, warning, etc. (to do what is proper or required); admonish strongly
  3. To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal:
To induce to believe something; convince
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  1. To induce to believe something; convince
  2. To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon
  3. To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To have an influence on (something); change:
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  1. To have an influence on (something); change:
  2. To change the behavior or thinking of (someone); sway:
To bring on; bring about; cause; effect
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  1. To bring on; bring about; cause; effect
  2. (Physics) To bring about (an electric or magnetic effect) in a body by exposing it to the influence or variation of a field of force
  3. To lead or move, as to a course of action, by influence or persuasion.
To cause to feel sharp pain in
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  1. To cause to feel sharp pain in
  2. To transplant (seedlings, for example) before final planting.
  3. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
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  1. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
  2. To urge or stir into action
  3. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
To bring into a critical state; esp., to make critically in need
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  1. To bring into a critical state; esp., to make critically in need
  2. To urge or promote the use, sale, success, etc. of
  3. To thrust, shove, or drive (up, down, in, out, etc.)
To drive or incite (a person) by taunting:
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  1. To drive or incite (a person) by taunting:
  2. To make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.
  3. To drive or provoke (a person) by taunting
To cause to take action:
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  1. To cause to take action:
  2. To put into motion or action; activate:
To turn on.
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  1. To turn on.
  2. To treat (sewage) with air so that aerobes will become active in it, thus purifying it
  3. To put into action, to put to work.
To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
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  1. To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
  2. To give life to; fill with life:
  3. To give motion to; put into action
  1. To strengthen or hearten; give impetus or vigour
  2. To put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate
To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
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  1. To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
  2. To increase the intensity of (passion, desire, violence, etc.)
  3. To arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger
  1. To arouse or excite
  2. To beat (stir) (a liquid) quickly so to introduce air and form foam.
  3. To produce (something) quickly, especially food.
To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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  1. To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
  2. To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
  3. To cause to be enthusiastic:
(Comput.) To request a response from (a user) with a prompt
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  1. (Comput.) To request a response from (a user) with a prompt
  2. To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
  3. To move to act; spur; incite:
To cause or sustain, as if by supplying force or power:
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  1. To cause or sustain, as if by supplying force or power:
  2. To compel, motivate, influence, direct, etc.
  3. To repulse or put to flight by force or influence:
To exert a force that drives or impels, as to action
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  1. To exert a force that drives or impels, as to action
  2. To drive or force onward; press forward; impel
  3. To press upon the attention; present or speak of earnestly and repeatedly; plead, allege, or advocate strongly
(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
To prompt, or cause to be written or said, by influence
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  1. To prompt, or cause to be written or said, by influence
  2. To have an animating effect upon; influence or impel; esp., to stimulate or impel to some creative or effective effort
  3. To affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.
To urge, encourage, or help (a person):
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  1. To urge, encourage, or help (a person):
  2. To approve, encourage, and support (an action or a plan of action); urge and help on.
  3. To actively, knowingly, and/or intentionally aid, encourage, incite, instigate, or otherwise support the commission of an act. To actively, knowingly, and/or intentionally aid, encourage, incite, instigate, or otherwise support the commission of an act.
To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
(Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
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  1. (Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
  2. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
  3. To put into motion or activity; stir up
To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
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  1. To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
  2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
  3. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
To apply an electric current to
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  1. To apply an electric current to
  2. To arouse to awareness or action; spur:
  3. To plate (metal) with zinc, originally by galvanic action
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
  3. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
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  1. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
  2. To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
  3. To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
To give inspiration
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  1. To give inspiration
  2. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
  3. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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  1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  2. To cause by inciting; foment
  3. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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  1. To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
  2. To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
  3. To cause to be enthusiastic:
To stir the emotions:
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  1. To stir the emotions:
  2. To prompt to action; rouse:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To arouse; provoke
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  1. To arouse; provoke
  2. To provoke; arouse:
  3. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
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  1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
  2. To cause to feel sharp pain in
  3. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
To urge or stir into action
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  1. To urge or stir into action
  2. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
  3. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
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  1. To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
  2. To move to act; spur; incite:
  3. To move or inspire by suggestion
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
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  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to move forward or onward.
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
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  1. A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
  2. To ride quickly by spurring a horse.
  3. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
To cause to be interested or engaged:
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  1. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  2. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
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  1. To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
  2. To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  3. To initiate (an action); set off
To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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Synonym Study

  • Foment suggests continued incitement over an extended period of time the unjust taxes fomented rebellion
  • Instigate always implies responsibility for initiating an action and usually connotes a bad or evil purpose who instigated the riot?
  • Incite implies an urging or stimulating to action, either in a favorable or unfavorable sense incited to achievement by rivalry
Find another word for incite. In this page you can discover 75 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for incite, like: coax, arouse, rouse, instigate, impel, stimulate, provoke, foment, excite, spur and goad.