provoke

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  • He also said that he never expected the matter to provoke such opposition.
  • In the end both sides had failed to provoke a fight on their terms.
  • The games provoke questions about the way games are designed and played.
  • You play into their hand when you let them provoke you into overdoing it.
  • He is a medium to her, she provokes from him her own answer. Cited from Fantasia of the Unconscious, by D. H. Lawrence
  • You were very thought-provoking and I do love your name.
  • To the contrary you shall not sit down if you provoke me greatly.
  • When her husband appears she provokes him into a rage, running off into the woods.
  • However, they were never enough to provoke the same feelings in her.
  • Another example would be provoking an armed officer into using lethal force against them.
  • Very soon, he started provoking other men into fighting him so that he can behead them.
  • I have never been one to provoke; I have never done it.
  • My opinions are not about trying to provoke people to kill each other.
  • This decision provoked strong criticism from his party, leading him to end his role in the party leadership.
  • She held strong political opinions and provoked many people with her views on women's rights.
  • However the research can produce thought-provoking concepts on what can and can not work when put into practice.
  • The last two almost never do anything other than provoke a humorous response from the game.
  • The letter provoked King, and he began to write a response on the newspaper itself.
  • Even the sound of its fish-horn now provokes me to evil thoughts. Cited from Noto/Unexplored Corner of Japan by Percival Lowell
  • He decided it would be better to provoke a fight rather than wait for a possible British night attack.
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Words starting with provoke

Meaning of provoke

  • verb Evoke or provoke to appear or occur
    Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple
  • verb Provide the needed stimulus for