HyperDic: provoke

English > 4 senses of the word provoke:
VERBemotionprovoke, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raisecall forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
creationprovoke, evoke, call forth, kick upevoke or provoke to appear or occur
communicationprovoke, stimulateprovide the needed stimulus for
emotionprovoke, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molestannoy continually or chronically
provoke > pronunciation
Soundsprahvow'k
Rhymesartichoke ... yolk: 36 rhymes with owk...
English > provoke: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningCall forth (emotions, feelings, and responses).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsarouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise
Narrowerangermake angry
drawelicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
exciteArouse or elicit a feeling
hurt, wound, injure, bruise, offend, spitehurt the feelings of
infatuateArouse unreasoning love / love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire upArouse or excite feelings and passions
interestexcite the curiosity of
invite, ask forincrease the likelihood of
overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
prickTo cause a sharp emotional pain
rekindleArouse again
shameCause to be ashamed
stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
strike a chord, touch a chordEvoke a reaction, response, or emotion
upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfitCause to lose one's composure
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishcausar, despertar, estimular, evocar, excitar, incitar, provocar, suscitar
Catalancausar, despertar, estimular, evocar, excitar, incitar, moure, suscitar
Adjectivesprovocativeserving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
Nounsprovocationsomething that incites or provokes
English > provoke: 4 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningEvoke or provoke to appear or occur.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
Synonymsevoke, call forth, kick up
NarrowerpickProvoke
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Similar toraise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forthSummon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Spanisharmar jaleo, causar, evocar, inspirar, ocasionar, provocar
Catalancausar, provocar
Nounsprovocationsomething that incites or provokes
English > provoke: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningProvide the needed stimulus for.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey provoke him to write the letter
Synonymstimulate
Narroweragitate, foment, stir uptry to stir up public opinion
entice, lure, temptProvoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
incite, instigate, set off, stir upProvoke or stir ... / stir up
jogstimulate to remember
rejuvenateCause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land
Broaderchallengeissue a challenge to
Spanishestimular, incentivar, provocar
Catalanestimular, incentivar, provocar
Adjectivesprovocativeserving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
Nounsprovocationneeded encouragement
provocationsomething that incites or provokes
English > provoke: 4 senses > verb 4, emotion
Meaningannoy continually or chronically.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to provoke Sue
Synonymsharass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest
Narrowerhazeharass by imposing / imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
needle, goadgoad or provoke,as by constant criticism
torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustratetreat cruelly
Broaderannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilCause annoyance in
Spanishacosar sexualmente, acosar, aperrear, asediar, atosigar, causar, fastidiar, hostigar, molestar repetidamente, molestar, perseguir, plagar, provocar
Catalanatabuixar, causar, empaitar, fatigar, molestar
Adjectivesprovocativeserving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate
Nounsprovocationunfriendly behavior that causes anger / anger or resentment
provokersomeone who deliberately foments trouble

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