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Definitions of provoke:
  • verb:   provide the needed stimulus for
  • verb:   call forth
    Example: "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
  • verb:   annoy continually or chronically
  • verb:   call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

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See provoke used in context: 21 poetry verses, 17 Shakespeare works, 32 Bible passages, 21 definitions

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