provoke  

  • Pronunciation of provoke: P R AH0 V OW1 K (prə'voʊk)

  • Number of syllables of provoke: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of provoke

  • Definition of provoke

    • (v): provide the needed stimulus for  
    • (v): call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"  
    • (v): call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"  
    • (v): annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"  
  • Examples of provoke

    • He plans to provoke clarity act debate.  
    • They are less likely to provoke a febrile state.  
    • The ultimate motivations was to provoke the exodus of Palestinians.  
    • The excess only serves to provoke the public.  
    • Do not let the trolls provoke you into inadvisable excess.  
    • Can it ever really be safe to provoke tamed evil  
    • The drunken Marcello attempts to provoke the other partygoers into an orgy.  
    • Is this not the sort of behaviour likely to provoke disharmony  
    • Stimuli from the receptors of this phase then provoke the pharyngeal phase.  
    • It requires 'acute' misery to provoke revolt, not ennui or misery.  

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