in·cite / inˈsīt/ • v. [tr.] encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior): the offense of inciting racial hatred. ∎ urge or persuade (someone) to act in a violent or unlawful way: he incited loyal subjects to rebellion. DERIVATIVES: in·ci·ta·tion / ˌinsīˈtāshən/ n. in·cite·ment n. in·cit·er n.
To arouse; urge; provoke; encourage; spur on; goad; stir up; instigate; set in motion; as in to incite a riot. Also, generally, incriminal lawto instigate, persuade, or move another to commit a crime; in this sense nearly synonymous with abet.