incite

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. stir, urge, impel; actuate, provoke, instigate; encourage, stimulate; spur, goad, fan the flames (inf.). See cause, excitement.
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(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. arouse, rouse, instigate, impel, stimulate, provoke, foment, excite, spur, goad, sic, exhort, persuade, influence, induce, prick, prod, push, taunt, actuate, activate, animate, inspirit, coax, stir up, fire up, inflame, whip up, motivate, prompt, drive, urge, urge on, egg on, inspire, abet, work up, lash into a fury, talk into, whip on, hold sway over, blow the coals, fan the flame; see also drive 1 , encourage 1 , push 2 , urge 2 .
Ant. discourage*, dissuade, check.
Syn.- incite implies an urging or stimuLating to action, either in a favorable or unfavorable sense [incited to achievement by rivalry ] ; instigate always implies responsibility for initiating an action and usually connotes a bad or evil purpose [ who instigated the riot? ] ; foment suggests continued incitement over an extended period of time [ the unjust taxes fomented rebellion ]
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
instigate, spark, prompt, rouse, stir, spur, provoke, goad, inflame, whip up, agitate, encourage, *egg on.
ANT.: dissuade, dampen, stop
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To stir to action or feeling: egg on, excite, foment, galvanize, goad, impel, inflame, inspire, instigate, motivate, move, pique, prick, prod, prompt, propel, provoke, set off, spur, stimulate, touch off, trigger, work up. See CAUSE, EXCITE.

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