1 call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy" [syn: arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise]
2 call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple" [syn: evoke, call forth, kick up]
3 provide the needed stimulus for [syn: stimulate]
4 annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers" [syn: harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest]
- to cause (a person) to become angry.
- to bring about a reaction.
A provocation is an act that causes a response.
Provocation and provoke can refer to:
- Provocation (legal), a type of legal defense in court which claims the "victim" provoked the accused's actions
- Agent provocateur, a (generally political) group that tries to goad a desired response from the group or otherwise disrupt its activity
(medical), a way of medical testing for conditions such as an
allergy by provoking the
immune system's response
- Provocation study, a form of medical research using the above method
- Provoke (album), a 1998 album by Altar and their final release on Displeased Records
- Provoked (film), a 2007 British film starring Aishwarya Rai and Naveen Andrews
provoke in French: Provocation
provoke in Japanese: Provoke
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