from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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