incitar
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to stimulate)
a. to incite
Los revolucionarios incitaron a los soldados a rebelarse y desobedecer las órdenes del comandante.The revolutionaries incited the soldiers to rebel and disobey the commander's orders.
b. to encourage
Dado su rendimiento escolar, el director lo incitó a presentarse a una beca.Given his good performance at school, the principal encouraged him to apply for a scholarship.
c. to urge
Sus amigos lo incitaron a terminar con su novia de una vez por todas, porque la situación era insostenible.His friends urged him to finish with his girlfriend once and for all, because the situation was impossible.
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incitar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (a la violencia)
a. to incite
el hambre le incitó a robarhunger made him steal
¿qué le incitó a hacerlo?what made him do it?
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incitar
transitive verb
to incite
incitar a algn a hacer algo to urge sb to do sth; incitar a algn contra otro to incite sb against another person
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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