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provokes, 3rd person singular present; provoked, past tense; provoked, past participle; provoking, present participle;
  1. Stimulate or give rise to (a reaction or emotion, typically a strong or unwelcome one) in someone
    • - the decision provoked a storm of protest from civil rights organizations
  2. Stimulate or incite (someone) to do or feel something, esp. by arousing anger in them
    • - a teacher can provoke you into working harder
  3. Deliberately make (someone) annoyed or angry
    • - Rachel refused to be provoked

  1. arouse: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
  2. evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
  3. provide the needed stimulus for
  4. harass: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
  5. (provoked) aggravated: incited, especially deliberately, to anger; "aggravated by passive resistance"; "the provoked animal attacked the child"
  6. (provoking) agitative: causing or tending to cause anger or resentment; "a provoking delay at the airport"
  7. Provoke is the third album of Dutch death metal band Altar. It was released in 1998 by Displeased Records.
  8. (Provoked (album)) Provoked is the 15th live spoken word album by Henry Rollins, released on April 1, 2008 as a CD/DVD combo on 2.13.61 Records. It was recorded in San Francisco, CA on November 6, 2007 and Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 23, 2008 during his Provoked tour.
  9. (Provoked (film)) Provoked is a 2007 UK based English language film, directed by Jag Mundhra. It stars Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews, Miranda Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Nandita Das and Steve McFadden. The film is loosely based on the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia who killed her abusive husband.
  10. to cause (a person) to become annoyed or angry; to bring about a reaction
  11. (Provoking) a technique used in Ghost Hunting which uses threats/insults/emotion to cause a spirit to respond. e.g. the ghost hunters may call a presumed ghost a coward hoping that it will anger the spirit and it will respond. ...
  12. (provoking) causing someone to react or respond
  13. (provoking) to excite or irritate
  14. To annoy someone and make the person angry.
  15. to coax a spirit into communicating through the use of abusive or derogatory language and/or behavior.
  16. When a creature with provoke attacks, its controller may have target creature the defending player controls untap (if it is tapped) and block the attacking creature if the chosen creature is able to do so. The ability can choose a creature that can’t block the creature with provoke. ...