1. [ verb ] provoke or stir up
Synonyms: instigate stir_up set_off

"incite a riot" "set off great unrest among the people"

Related terms: provoke raise incitation incitement instigator act
2. [ verb ] give an incentive
Synonyms: prompt motivate move actuate propel

"This moved me to sacrifice my career"

Related terms: cause affect move act motivation incentive incitement propulsion motivating
3. [ verb ] urge on; cause to act
Synonyms: prod egg_on

"They other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"

Related terms: goad halloo goad incitement
Similar spelling:   inciter