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Provoke 1Definition: To call forth; to call into being or action;
esp., to incense to action, a faculty or passion, as love, hate, or ambition; hence, commonly, to incite, as a person, to action by a challenge, by
taunts, or by defiance; to exasperate; to irritate; to offend
intolerably; to cause to retaliate.
Provoke 2Definition: To cause provocation or anger.
Provoke 3Definition: To appeal. [A Latinism]
provoke 4Definition: provide the needed stimulus for
provoke 5Definition: call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
provoke 6Definition: call forth
(emotions, feelings, and
responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
provoke 7Definition: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man
harasses his female