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sic (sik) verb tr.

To incite to attack, especially as a command to dog: "Sic 'em!"

[Variant of seek.]

adverb

Thus; so. (Used after an incorrect or unusual word or phrase to indicate that it has been quoted verbatim.)

[From Latin sic.]

See more usage examples of sic in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

"Richard Nixon promised to 'bring us together' and sicced Spiro Agnew and Chuck Colson on his enemies. " Tom Blackburn; Campaigns Effectively Push the Negatives; The Palm Beach Post (West Palm Beach, Florida); Nov 1, 2004.

"The man accused of siccing the animal on him was arrested Wednesday." Ian Demsky; Man Says Mix-up at Party Led to Dog Attack; The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee); Nov 5, 2004.

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