President Accuses Group of Adding to Civilian Deaths From Israeli Strikes
(By Sudarsan Raghavan and Dan Eggen, The Washington Post)
to encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent:
She incited racial hatred by distributing anti-Semitic leaflets.
[+ to infinitive] She was expelled for inciting her classmates to rebel against their teachers.
They denied inciting the crowd to violence.
[+ to infinitive] They were imprisoned for incitement to commit grievous bodily harm.
━━ vt. 刺激［扇動，激励］する ((to; to do)); 誘発する.
in・cite・ment, in・ci・ta・tion ━━ n. 刺激［激励，扇動］（する言動）, 誘因 ((to)).
provoke was found in the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary at the entries listed below.
━━ vt. 怒らせる, 刺激［挑発・誘発］する; 刺激して…させる ((to, into)); 引き起す ((of)).
pro・vok・ing ━━ a. 腹の立つ, じれったい.
tr.v., -voked, -vok·ing, -vokes.
- To incite to anger or resentment.
- To stir to action or feeling.
- To give rise to; evoke: provoke laughter.
- To bring about deliberately; induce: provoke a fight.
[Middle English provoken, from Old French provoquer, from Latin prōvocāre, to challenge : prō-, forth; see pro–1 + vocāre, to call.]
SYNONYMS provoke, incite, excite, stimulate, arouse, rouse, stir. These verbs mean to move a person to action or feeling or to summon something into being by so moving a person. Provoke often merely states the consequences produced: “Let my presumption not provoke thy wrath” (Shakespeare). “A situation which in the country would have provoked meetings” (John Galsworthy). To incite is to provoke and urge on: Members of the opposition incited the insurrection. Excite implies a strong or emotional reaction: The movie will fail; the plot excites little interest or curiosity. Stimulate suggests renewed vigor of action as if by spurring or goading: “Our vigilance was stimulated by our finding traces of a large … encampment” (Francis Parkman). To arouse means to awaken, as from inactivity or apathy; rouse means the same, but more strongly implies vigorous or emotional excitement: “In a democratic society like ours, relief must come through an aroused popular conscience that sears the conscience of the people's representatives” (Felix Frankfurter). “The oceangoing steamers … roused in him wild and painful longings” (Arnold Bennett). To stir is to cause activity, strong but usually agreeable feelings, trouble, or commotion: “It was him as stirred up th' young woman to preach last night” (George Eliot). “I have seldom been so … stirred by any piece of writing” (Mark Twain). See also synonyms at annoy.