Associations to the word «Provoke»


PROVOKE, verb. (transitive) to cause someone to become annoyed or angry.
PROVOKE, verb. (transitive) to bring about a reaction.
PROVOKE, verb. (obsolete) To appeal.

Dictionary definition

PROVOKE, verb. Call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy".
PROVOKE, verb. Evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple".
PROVOKE, verb. Provide the needed stimulus for.
PROVOKE, verb. Annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers".

Wise words

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.
Robert Louis Stevenson