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Police accused the cleric of inciting religious hatred. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Others claimed that he was inciting violence and should be arrested. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He is inciting racial hatred and possible riots. The Sun (2013)His reasons for inciting violence were religious. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was accused of inciting violence with his biblical hyperbole and then denouncing loyalists when they carried out atrocities. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It turns out that the most effective way of inciting his wrath is by mentioning an incident that took place last month. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It's whether you incite hatred on the basis of it. Christianity Today (2000)It's not inciting you to violence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He admitted inciting race hatred and was close to tears as JPs heard the full content of his rants. The Sun (2012)Neither man was on trial for the nastiness of his opinions, but on the specific charges of inciting racial hatred. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Their trade union says his actions constitute a criminal offence by inciting hatred, which carries a sentence of three to five years in prison. The Sun (2016)She told the crowd she wasn't inciting violence; just trying to inspire people to get involved. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are already desirable laws restricting free speech by making it a offence, for example, to incite race hatred or violence. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And he should say why those caught actively inciting racial hatred - as opposed to filming it - have yet to be charged. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'incite'
British English: incite VERB
If someone incites people to behave in a violent or illegal way, they encourage people to behave in that way.
He incited his fellow citizens to take their revenge.
Definition of incite from the Collins English Dictionary
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