HyperDic: provocation

English > 3 senses of the word provocation:
NOUNactprovocation, aggravation, irritationunfriendly behavior that causes anger / anger or resentment
motiveprovocation, incitement, incitationsomething that incites or provokes
communicationprovocation, incitementneeded encouragement
provocation > pronunciation
Soundspraa.vahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > provocation: 3 senses > noun 1, act
Meaningunfriendly behavior that causes anger / anger or resentment.
Synonymsaggravation, irritation
Narroweraggro(informal British usage) aggravation or aggression
last strawThe final irritation that stretches your patience beyond the limit
twit, taunt, tauntingaggravation by deriding or mocking or criticizing
Broaderaggressiondeliberately unfriendly behavior
Spanishagravamiento, irritación, provocación
Catalanagreujament, irritació, provocació
Verbsprovokeannoy continually or chronically
English > provocation: 3 senses > noun 2, motive
MeaningSomething that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action.
Synonymsincitement, incitation
NarrowersignalAny incitement to action
Broaderpsychic energy, mental energyAn actuating force or factor
Spanishincitación, provocación
Catalanincitació, provocació
Verbsprovokeprovide the needed stimulus for
provokeevoke or provoke to appear or occur
provokecall forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
English > provocation: 3 senses > noun 3, communication
Meaningneeded encouragement.
Example"the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
Synonymincitement
Narrowersubornationunderhandedly or improperly inducing someone to do something improper or unlawful
BroaderencouragementThe expression of approval and support
Spanishacicate, incitación, provocación
Catalanprovocació
Verbsprovokeprovide the needed stimulus for

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