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Synonyms for provoke
prəˈvoʊk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke(verb)

    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

    "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

    Synonyms:
    elevate, resurrect, force out, beset, send away, awake, levy, call forth, chivy, kick upstairs, give the sack, suggest, stimulate, lift, heighten, harry, upgrade, educe, dismiss, kick up, fire, leaven, chivvy, bring up, rouse, invoke, raise, wind up, recruit, inflame, chevvy, farm, extract, excite, grow, conjure, upraise, give the axe, prove, awaken, chevy, conjure up, conflagrate, molest, go off, displace, plague, wake, waken, turn on, enhance, give notice, terminate, fuel, arouse, wake up, can, sack, advance, perk up, stir, burn, burn down, put forward, sex, enkindle, evoke, rear, harass, draw out, set up, elicit, nurture, parent, energize, produce, erect, discharge, kindle, put up, promote, hassle, open fire, brace, energise, paint a picture, get up, call down, come alive

  2. provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up(verb)

    evoke or provoke to appear or occur

    "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"

    Synonyms:
    conjure, molest, extract, harry, suggest, kick up, beset, conjure up, hassle, bring up, chevy, chivy, invoke, paint a picture, stir, put forward, call down, harass, enkindle, arouse, call forth, evoke, kindle, educe, draw out, elicit, chevvy, chivvy, stimulate, plague, fire, raise

  3. provoke, stimulate(verb)

    provide the needed stimulus for

    Synonyms:
    beset, kindle, excite, shake up, get, shake, chevvy, energize, perk up, harass, enkindle, hasten, stir, elicit, energise, chivy, make, fire, arouse, call forth, plague, cause, kick up, induce, raise, stimulate, have, harry, chivvy, brace, evoke, molest, chevy, rush, hassle

  4. harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke(verb)

    annoy continually or chronically

    "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, harry, kick up, beset, hassle, set upon, chevy, chivy, kindle, harass, arouse, enkindle, evoke, call forth, molest, elicit, incrust, encrust, chivvy, ravage, chevvy, plague, blight, fire, raise

Wiktionary

  1. provoke(verb)

    to bring about a reaction.

    Synonyms:
    engender, egg on, set off, instigate, discompose, induce, grill, incite, bring about, whip up, invoke, evoke, stir up, inflame, rouse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. provoke

    One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.

    Synonyms:
    affront, aggravate, annoy, displease, exasperate, insult, irritate, offend, tease, vex, wound

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. provoke

    Synonyms:
    educe, summon, rouse, irritate, excite, challenge, vex, impel, offend, exasperate, anger, tantalize

    Antonyms:
    allay, relegate, pacify, soothe, conciliate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. provoke(v)

    Synonyms:
    incite, stimulate, instigate, rouse, exasperate, displease, aggravate, offend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cause, trigger, induce, arouse, raise, incite

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How to use provoke in a sentence?

  1. Robert Baer:

    It would be Sunni against Shia, who knows what that would provoke ?

  2. Tim Kaine:

    I still think there's a real issue about the US attempting to provoke stuff, i think the Trump administration would like Americans to believe that it's Iran acting, or potentially acting, unilaterally against us, but I think the US is trying to provoke them.

  3. Korean Central News Agency:

    (Kim) said everyone should remember that it is the (ruling) partys core plan and unwavering determination to build a powerful force strong enough to discourage any forces from daring to provoke us and to leave any opponent defenseless against our Juche weapons of absolute power even in situations of physical clashes.

  4. Pope Francis:

    You can't provoke, you can't insult the faith of others, you can't make fun of faith.

  5. Terpsichore Lindeman:

    To innovate and move forward you must provoke the market for a response and respond to it.


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