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incite

verb [T]     /ɪnˈsaɪt/
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.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act incitement     /-mənt/ noun [U] [+ to infinitive] They were imprisoned for incitement to commit grievous bodily harm.Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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