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incite (someone) (to something)

To provoke or otherwise prompt someone to do something Trying to disperse this crowd by force might very well incite them to riot.
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incite someone

to something to excite or provoke someone to something. The radicals tried to incite the students to violence. The students were incited to violent behavior by the lecturer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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