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Definitions for provocateur
prəˌvɒk əˈtɜr, -ˈtʊərprovo·ca·teur

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agent provocateur, provocateurnoun

    a secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts


  1. provocateurnoun

    One who engages in provocative behavior

  2. provocateurnoun

    An undercover agent who incites suspected persons to partake in or commit criminal acts.

  3. Etymology: From provocateur.


  1. Provocateur

    An agent provocateur is a person employed to act undercover to entice or provoke another person to commit an illegal or rash act.


  1. provocateur

    A provocateur is a person who deliberately incites or stimulates a reaction, controversy, conflict, or argument, typically for their own personal interest or for the interest of a group they represent. This can be done through actions, behavior, speech, or other means. It is often associated with acts meant to entice people into negative or harmful responses, such as violence or public disorder.


  1. Provocateur

    Provocateur is a 1998 film directed by Jim Donovan, written by Roger Kumble, and starring Lillo Brancato Jr. and Jane March. The original score was written by Mark Nakamura and Mark Shannon. March plays Sook Hee, a honhyol North Korean agent who ingratiates herself into the household of Colonel Greg Finn, stationed in South Korea, to access military secrets. While working as Finn's servant, Sook becomes acquainted with his son Chris, and they fall in love.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of provocateur in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of provocateur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of provocateur in a Sentence

  1. Atila Roque:

    This particular congressman already has long been a provocateur, particularly in the areas of sexual rights, of women, of the LGBT population, of people who stand for other values, he has consistently been provoking violence and misogyny and sexism.

  2. Jim Gerrow:

    Both McClure and Bobbitt've indicated throughout it's my view that Mr. D'Amico is the real agent provocateur in this matter. Kate's role from the beginning was to help Mr. Johnny Bobbitt, katelyn McClure has been strong. Katelyn McClure's devastated by this and has been, but Both McClure and Bobbitt look to the sentencings in federal and state courts and hopefully Both McClure and Bobbitt can find sufficient evidence to convince both judges of Katelyn McClure role and the fact that throughout this Katelyn McClure started out with benign motive, Katelyn McClure hope to help Johnny Bobbitt and not to enrich Katelyn McClure or anyone else.

  3. Atila Roque:

    This particular congressman has been for a long time already a provocateur, particularly on the areas of sexual rights, of women, of the LGBT population, of people who stand for other values. He has consistently been prompting violence and misogyny and sexism, it is time for the Congress to say 'enough': he has gone beyond the freedom of expression of anyone in this country.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    A flapper
    B larceny
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