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provoke


verb
1. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) (Freq. 3)
- arouse pity
- raise a smile
- evoke sympathy
Syn:
arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke,
fire, raise
Derivationally related forms:
provocative, provocation, evocative (for: evoke), evocation (for: evoke), elicitation (for: elicit), arousal (for: arouse)
Hypernyms:
make, create
Hyponyms:
strike a chord, touch a chord, invite, ask for, draw,
rekindle, infatuate, prick, inflame, stir up, wake,
ignite, heat, fire up, stimulate, shake, shake up,
excite, stir, anger, upset, discompose, untune,
disconcert, discomfit, shame, hurt, wound, injure,
bruise, offend, spite, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over,
whelm, overcome, overtake, interest
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
2. evoke or provoke to appear or occur (Freq. 3)
- Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple
Syn:
evoke, call forth, kick up
Derivationally related forms:
evocation (for: evoke), provocation
Hypernyms:
cause, do, make
Hyponyms:
pick
Verb Group:
raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke,
stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s something
3. provide the needed stimulus for (Freq. 3)
Syn:
stimulate
Derivationally related forms:
stimulant (for: stimulate), stimulus (for: stimulate), provocative, provocation
Hypernyms:
challenge
Hyponyms:
entice, lure, tempt, rejuvenate, jog,
incite, instigate, set off, stir up, agitate, foment
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
- They provoke him to write the letter
4. annoy continually or chronically (Freq. 1)
- He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
- This man harasses his female co-workers
Syn:
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy,
chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest
Derivationally related forms:
provocative, provocation, provoker, molestation (for: molest), plague (for: plague), harrier (for: harry), hassle (for: hassle), harasser (for: harass), harassment (for: harass)
Hypernyms:
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at,
irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex,
chafe, devil
Hyponyms:
needle, goad, torment, rag, bedevil,
crucify, dun, frustrate, haze
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The performance is likely to provoke Sue

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