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.

Anthiochus, when he incited Prusias to join in war, set before him the greatness of the Romans. Bacon.

No blown ambition doth our arms incite. Shak.

Syn. -- Excite; stimulate; instigate; spur; goad; arouse; move; urge; rouse; provoke; encourage; prompt; animate. See Excite.

 

© Webster 1913.

Log in or registerto write something here or to contact authors.