"incite" in the verb sense
1. motivate, actuate, propel, move, prompt, incite
give an incentive for action
"This moved me to sacrifice my career"
2. incite, instigate, set off, stir up
provoke or stir up
"incite a riot"
"set off great unrest among the people"
3. prod, incite, egg on
urge on cause to act
"The other children egged the boy on, but he did not want to throw the stone through the window"
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