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Incite vs Insight


Incite vs Insight. The police department’s ability to incite violence was the first insight in to police corruption. Give insight to your writing with ErrNET!

Incite is a verb that means to encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior); urge or persuade (someone) to act in a violent or unlawful way.

Insight is a noun that means the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing.

Incite and insight are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Incite” and “insight” are regularly confused and misused in English writing. To avoid making this error in your writing, use ErrNET copyediting technology!

Incite sentence examples:

The racist father tried to incite blind hatred for minority groups in his children.

The radical individual tried to incite innocent bystanders to participate in a violent riot.

The family-oriented television network will not air any programs that incite violence or hatred.

The ignorant activist had no idea that he would be arrested for trying to incite an uprising against the government.

She did everything in her power to incite her daughter’s hatred toward her new stepmother.

The student was suspended from school for two weeks for trying to incite a food fight in the cafeteria.

Insight sentence examples:

The psychologist’s new book provides profound insight as to why many marriages fail.

Jill may be able to provide you with some insight as to what is going on because she was there when it happened.

Customer feedback provides important insight for our customer’s needs and is invaluable for product development.

The outside consultant provided the company with some valuable insight as to why they were losing customers.

The investigative reporter provided eye-opening insight in to the operations of the organized crime racket.


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