1. an act of urging on or spurring on or rousing to action or instigating (Freq. 3)

the incitement of mutiny

Syn: ↑incitation
Derivationally related forms: ↑incite, ↑incite (for: ↑incitation)
Hypernyms: ↑arousal, ↑rousing
2. needed encouragement (Freq. 1)

the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation

Syn: ↑provocation
Derivationally related forms: ↑incite, ↑provoke (for: ↑provocation)
Hypernyms: ↑encouragement
Hyponyms: ↑subornation
3. something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
Syn: ↑incitation, ↑provocation
Derivationally related forms: ↑provoke (for: ↑provocation), ↑incite (for: ↑incitation), ↑incite
Hypernyms: ↑psychic energy, ↑mental energy
Hyponyms: ↑signal
4. the act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion
Syn: ↑exhortation
Derivationally related forms: ↑exhort (for: ↑exhortation)
Hypernyms: ↑persuasion, ↑suasion
Hyponyms: ↑pep talk

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