Thesaurus for 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.