Definition of incitement in English:

incitement

noun

  • often with infinitive The action of provoking unlawful behavior or urging someone to behave unlawfully.

    ‘this amounted to an incitement to commit murder’
    • ‘His team talks prior to Lansdowne games were incitements to mayhem.’
    • ‘Drink was their worst failing and the Duke of Wellington was not far wrong when he complained that it was one of the biggest and most dubious incitements to recruitment.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Abetting describes any incitement or encouragement to do so.’
    egging on, urging, goading, spurring on, motivation, persuasion, inducement
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Pronunciation

incitement

/ɪnˈsaɪtmənt//inˈsītmənt/