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usage of "to incite"

Postby grammarguy » Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:37 am

According to the online dictionary Cambridge Dictionary, to incite means to encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent.

I am going to use it in a sentence.

(ex) John's book about anti-feminism incited her to write an extremely critical review about it.

Am I using the verb correctly? Thanks.

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Re: usage of "to incite"

Postby Alan » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:49 am

Yes (although here 'inspired' might perhaps be a more appropriate choice of word).


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