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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A call to act; encouragement to act, often in an illegal fashion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of inciting.
  • n. That which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive; incentive; impulse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of inciting; instigation.
  • n. That which incites the mind or moves to action; motive; incentive; impulse; spur; stimulus; encouragement.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
  • n. the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion
  • n. needed encouragement
  • n. an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating

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