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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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According to Article 142 of the Revised Penal Code, a person commits inciting to sedition when he or she 'incite others to the accomplishment of any of the acts which constitute sedition, by means of speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, cartoons, banners, or other representations tending to the same end.'
'Where inciting comments like, 'Nigeria is cursed, 'we declare independent state of Niger Delta', 'Nigeria irritates me', 'this country is gradually Islamising' and other similar slogans are used without editorial control in breach of the broadcast Code.
Article 142 of the RPC states that inciting to sedition can be done through speeches, proclamations, writings, emblems, cartoons, banners or other representations 'that tend to disturb or obstruct any lawful officer in executing the functions of his office, or instigate others to conspire and meet together for unlawful purposes, or which suggests or incite rebellious conspiracies or riots, or which lead or tend to stir up the people against the lawful authorities or to disturb the peace of the community, the safety and order of the government, or who shall knowingly conceal such evil practices.'
Rainsy was charged with 'inciting military personnel to disobedience' and 'demoralising the army' for an appeal to the military he made on Facebook on December 9, 2017.
The person spreading the video inciting to ethnic hatred was detained, and preventive conversations with him are being held, the statement said.
'Muslims should be aware and nullify this satanic policy of inciting Muslims against each other.
For each of the inciting and attempting to incite offences, Morris was sentenced to 14 months in prison, and for the possession of the indecent image to three months.
The main findings in the study published on Tuesday showed that every 71 seconds there is an inciting post uploaded against Palestinians; a total of 445,000 calls for violence, hate speech posts and curses against Palestinians; one out of nine posts about Palestinians contains a call for violence or a curse and 50,000 Israeli social media users wrote at least one inciting post against Palestinians.
The former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is reported to have been arrested for inciting unrest.
According to the verdict published in late November by the Heping district People's Court in Shenyang, Li Zhidong, an ethnic Han, was charged with inciting ethnic hatred after he set up a website and online chat groups and posted pictures and articles attacking Muslims from April 2009 to June 2016, according to Global Times on Monday.
A MAN accused of inciting an underage girl to send him indecent images of herself has appeared in court.
He is charged with six counts of trafficking, sexual assault, making indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
Anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders can be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred, a court in The Hague ruled on Friday, setting the stage for a politically charged test of freedom of speech laws in the Netherlands.
We need solid evidence from Islamabad against Altaf Hussain [in regard to inciting people to violence in Pakistan] to take a legal action against him, Drew told Leader of Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah in a meeting at the Parliament House.
Furthermore, the lawyer pointed out that the social networks provide terrorists with a medium to create fake accounts for the purpose of spreading rumours and fraud, and inciting and planning terrorist attacks within the state.