(transitive) To stir up or excite; to rouse or goad into action.
‘The judge was told by the accused that his friends had incited him to commit the crime.’;
obsolete form of incite
To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on.
‘Anthiochus, when he incited Prusias to join in war, set before him the greatness of the Romans.’; ‘No blown ambition doth our arms incite.’;
give an incentive for action;
‘This moved me to sacrifice my career’;
provoke or stir up;
‘incite a riot’; ‘set off great unrest among the people’;
urge on; cause to act;
‘They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window’;
encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behaviour)
‘they conspired to incite riots’;
urge or persuade (someone) to act in a violent or unlawful way
‘he incited loyal subjects to rebellion’;