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To deliberately make (someone) annoyed or angry
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“I tell myself to stay calm and not to let anyone provoke me.”
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To bring about
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“Sometimes, it takes a crisis to provoke change.”
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To stimulate or incite (someone) to do or feel something, especially by arousing anger in them
“Green was actually responding to an interrogation that was meant to provoke him into uttering nonsense.”
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To speak to or treat with disrespect or scornful abuse
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Bring upon oneself
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Invite to do battle
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To offend the moral feelings of
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To hold or engage the attention of
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