Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of provoke.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective incited, especially deliberately, to anger

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Déprez frowned and said that any information about Talleyrand would be more likely to kill than to preserve, but she saw the look of surprise that the name provoked and determined to press whatever advantage she had.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • But France… Even the word provoked opposing currents of excitement and dread.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • But France… Even the word provoked opposing currents of excitement and dread.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Déprez frowned and said that any information about Talleyrand would be more likely to kill than to preserve, but she saw the look of surprise that the name provoked and determined to press whatever advantage she had.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Déprez frowned and said that any information about Talleyrand would be more likely to kill than to preserve, but she saw the look of surprise that the name provoked and determined to press whatever advantage she had.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • But France… Even the word provoked opposing currents of excitement and dread.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • It is a strategy that clearly was provoked from the recession but is good for the community, building owner and artist or merchant.

    It's A Time-Sharing World

  • It is a strategy that clearly was provoked from the recession but is good for the community, building owner and artist or merchant.

    It's A Time-Sharing World

  • And the big spoon holding a sample of soup on each label provoked little emotional response.

    The Emotional Quotient of Soup Shopping

  • "That a person like (Bush), with the persecution of our migrant brothers in the United States, with the wars he has provoked, is going to walk in our sacred lands, is an offense for the Mayan people and their culture."

    Boing Boing

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