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    provoke - Dictionary definition and meaning for word provoke

    Definition
    (verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    Synonyms : arouse , elicit , enkindle , evoke , fire , kindle , raise
    Example Sentence
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
    Definition
    (verb) evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    Synonyms : call forth , evoke , kick up
    Example Sentence
    • Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple
    Definition
    (verb) provide the needed stimulus for
    Synonyms : stimulate
    Definition
    (verb) annoy continually or chronically
    Synonyms : beset , chevvy , chevy , chivvy , chivy , harass , harry , hassle , molest , plague
    Example Sentence
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for provoke

(Think of Provogue company): The sales man in provogue showroom started argumenting instaed of changing the defective shirt. It annoyed me badly.

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