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Provoke

Pro`voke´
v. t.1.To call forth; to call into being or action; esp., to incense to action, a faculty or passion, as love, hate, or ambition; hence, commonly, to incite, as a person, to action by a challenge, by taunts, or by defiance; to exasperate; to irritate; to offend intolerably; to cause to retaliate.
[imp. & p. p. Provoked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Provoking.]
Obey his voice, provoke him not.
- Ex. xxiii. 21.
Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath.
- Eph. vi. 4.
Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust?
- Gray.
v. i.1.To cause provocation or anger.
2.To appeal. [A Latinism]
Verb1.provoke - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
2.provoke - call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
3.provoke - provide the needed stimulus for
Synonyms: stimulate
4.provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
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