incite / insight

Insight (pronounced IN – site) is a noun that means an in-depth understanding:

  • The biography offered many insights into the life of a famous artist.
  • The research will provide insight into the development of the brain.
  • She has lived in Mongolia for 30 years, and has valuable insight into the local culture.

    Incite (pronounced in – SITE) is a verb that means to provoke to action. It is often used for provoking violent actions such as hatred, riots, and rebellion.

  • The community leader’s angry words incited a riot.
  • Social media is sometimes used to incite hatred of religious minorities.