Definitions for provokeprəˈvoʊk
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word provoke
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
"arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up(verb)
evoke or provoke to appear or occur
"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
provide the needed stimulus for
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)
annoy continually or chronically
"He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
to cause someone to become annoyed or angry.
Don't provoke the dog, it may try to bite you.
to bring about a reaction.
Origin: From provoquer, from provocare.
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
to cause provocation or anger
to appeal. [A Latinism]
Provoke is the third album of Dutch death metal band Altar. It was released in 1998 by Displeased Records.
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Rank popularity for the word 'provoke' in Verbs Frequency: #721
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It would be Sunni against Shia, who knows what that would provoke ?
You don't provoke each other, but you keep a close eye and show your presence.
Wilders is out to provoke Muslims and he has done everything he can to do that.
You don’t provoke each other, but you keep a close eye and show your presence.
The spike in demand at the end of 2014 will literally provoke a collapse in sales.
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Translations for provoke
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- 憤慨, 怒らせる, 立腹Japanese
- māreherehe, makitohene, raparapaMāori
- provocar, irritarPortuguese
- рассердить, сердить, спровоцировать, провоцироватьRussian
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