Incite In*cite", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Inciting}.] [L. incitare; pref. in- in + citare to rouse, stir up: cf. F. inciter. See {Cite}.] To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on. [1913 Webster]

Anthiochus, when he incited Prusias to join in war, set before him the greatness of the Romans. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

No blown ambition doth our arms incite. --Shak.

Syn: Excite; stimulate; instigate; spur; goad; arouse; move; urge; rouse; provoke; encourage; prompt; animate. See {Excite}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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