1. The act of inciting.
2. That which incites the mind, or moves to action; motive; incentive; impulse.
From the long records of a distant age,
Derive incitements to renew thy rage. --Pope.
Syn: -- Motive; incentive; spur; stimulus; impulse; encouragement.
n 1: an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or
instigating; "the incitement of mutiny" [syn: incitation]
2: needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of
vigorous investigation" [syn: provocation]
3: something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or
stirring to action [syn: incitation, provocation]
4: the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion [syn: