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  Words related to provoke

Related / Similar Words: stimulate, evoke, call forth, kick up, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest

 

Definition:
  • provide the needed stimulus for;
  • call forth; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple";
  • call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy";
  • annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers";

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    Hyponyms: entice, lure, tempt, rejuvenate, jog, incite, instigate, set off, stir up, agitate, foment, pick, strike a chord, touch a chord, invite, ask for, draw, rekindle, infatuate, prick, inflame, 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, needle, goad, torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate, haze

     

    Grouped Verbs: raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth

     

    Derivational Morphology: stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input, incitement, incitation, provocation, evocation, induction, elicitation, arousal, rousing, aggravation, irritation, instigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, firebrand, harassment, molestation, plague, harasser, harrier, fuss, trouble, bother, hassle

     

     
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