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incite

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈsaɪt/ us  
to encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent: She incited racial hatred by distributing anti-Semitic leaflets. [+ to infinitive] She was expelled for inciting her classmates to rebel against their teachers. They denied inciting the crowd to violence.
incitement
noun [U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
[+ to infinitive] They were imprisoned for incitement to commit grievous bodily harm.
Translations of “incite”
in Korean 자극하다…
in Arabic يَحرّض على…
in French inciter (à), provoquer…
in Turkish kışkırtmak, körüklemek, tahrik etmek…
in Italian istigare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼓動, 煽動…
in Russian побуждать, подстрекать…
in Polish podżegać, wzniecać…
in Spanish incitar, provocar…
in Portuguese incitar…
in German aufhetzen, anstiften…
in Catalan incitar…
in Japanese (人)をあおり立てる…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼓动, 煽动…
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