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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·cite·ment n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: