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inciteverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈsaɪt/
to ​encourage someone to do or ​feel something ​unpleasant or ​violent: She incited ​racialhatred by ​distributinganti-Semiticleaflets. [+ to infinitive] She was ​expelled for inciting her ​classmates torebel against ​theirteachers. They ​denied inciting the ​crowd toviolence.
incitement
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
[+ to infinitive] They were ​imprisoned for incitement tocommitgrievousbodilyharm.
(Definition of incite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inciteverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈsɑɪt/
to ​encourage someone to do or ​feel something ​unpleasant or ​violent, or to ​causeviolent or ​unpleasantactions: The ​ads were ​trying to incite ​publicopinion against the ​government.
incitement
noun [U]  us   /ɪnˈsɑɪt·mənt/
(Definition of incite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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