Part of speech:
(Archaic) Of, or having the nature of, a motive or motives
impelling to action; - Arthur Pap
Desire or enthusiasm to accomplish or achieve something
The definition of incite is to rile people up or to inspire and encourage specific behavior.
To move or inspire by suggestion
To stir the emotions:
To excite the feelings of; move strongly
To stimulate is to excite, to invigorate or to spark someone's interest.
To bring about deliberately; induce:
To affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.
To change the behavior or thinking of (someone); sway:
To push, drive, or move forward; propel
To help to grow or develop; stimulate; promote
To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.
To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
To cause to burn; ignite or set fire to:
To cause by inciting; foment
To whet is to create or stimulate an interest or appetite for something or to sharpen the edge of a knife.
The definition of arouse is to awake.
To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To put spirit into; give life or courage to; cheer; exhilarate
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To urge on or encourage by cheers
To give life to; bring to life
To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To cause inflammation in (some organ or tissue)
The definition of galvanize is to inspire or stimulate someone to act, or to apply an electric current.
Foment is defined as to cause trouble, or to treat the skin with warm water or lotions.
To cause to become more active:
To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To lessen the activity or force of something; weaken.
To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
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