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provoke

pro·voke

provoke

 
pronunciation:
pr vok
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part of speech: verb
inflections: provoked, provokes, provoking
definition 1: to make angry or annoy on purpose.
Her speech provoked the audience.
synonyms:
anger, excite
similar words:
fire up, induce, motivate
definition 2: to bring out feelings in someone.
The poem provoked feelings of joy.
synonyms:
move
derivations: provokingly (adv.), provoker (n.)
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