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What is another word for provocation?

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Noun
Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
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“It was understood that it would not be possible to resist this much longer in the face of continued provocation from the North.”
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Something that motivates or provokes a person or thing into action
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“The test was whether a man would have been induced by the provocation to act as the accused acted.”
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A reason or cause for behaving in an untoward or criminal manner
“Where homicide is committed without provocation, malice is implied.”
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The state of being intractable
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The organized incitement of rebellion or civil disorder against authority or the state
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A remark made in order to anger, wound, or provoke someone
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A thing that annoys or irritates someone
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The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep
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A feeling of being annoyed, offended or resentful
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(negative) Something that arouses a feeling of excitement
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Act of sensitizing
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The use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something
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The act of bringing about the occurrence of something
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The arousing of public concern or action about an issue
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