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Provoke 1

Definition: 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 2

Definition: To cause provocation or anger.

Provoke 3

Definition: To appeal. [A Latinism]

provoke 4

Definition: provide the needed stimulus for

provoke 5

Definition: call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

provoke 6

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

provoke 7

Definition: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

 

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