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incitement

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈsʌɪtm(ə)nt
 
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Definition of incitement in English:

noun

[mass noun, often with infinitive]
The action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully: this amounted to an incitement to commit murder
More example sentences
  • Abetting describes any incitement or encouragement to do so.
  • The review is there as a guideline, as an incitement, or perhaps at times merely a provocation.
  • American authorities say they are working on a directive that would ban hate speech and incitements to violence and create a system for registering publications to lend some order to the media landscape.
Synonyms
egging on, urging, goading, spurring on, motivation, persuasion, inducement;
literary enkindling

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