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pro•voke



Pronunciation: (pru-vōk'), [key]
v.t., -voked, -vok•ing.
1. to anger, enrage, exasperate, or vex.
2. to stir up, arouse, or call forth (feelings, desires, or activity): The mishap provoked a hearty laugh.
3. to incite or stimulate (a person, animal, etc.) to action.
4. to give rise to, induce, or bring about: What could have provoked such an incident?
5. Obs.to summon.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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