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Sentence count:174+8 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-07-22Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: aggravateangerannoyantagonizearousedisturbenrageexasperateexciteincenseinfuriateirkirritatenettlepeevepiquerilerufflestirtauntvexAntonym: appeaseSimilar words: invokeapproveprovideprovinceimprovedapprovalproviderprovidedMeaning: [prə'vəʊk]  v. 1. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) 2. evoke or provoke to appear or occur 3. provide the needed stimulus for 4. annoy continually or chronically. 
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1. Dairy products may provoke allergic reactions in some people.
2. The article was intended to provoke discussion.
3. If one firm goes under it could provoke a cascade of bankruptcies.
4. This is likely to provoke a further row about the bank's role in the affair.
5. Such a decision may provoke a backlash from their supporters.
6. Unemployment may provoke a sense of alienation from society.
6. Wish you will love and make progress everyday!
7. She said it deliberately to provoke me.
8. Paul tried to provoke Fletch into a fight.
9. The minister does not wish to provoke further demonstrations.
10. The article was intended to provoke thought.
11. What had she done to provoke his wrath?
12. Thinking angry thoughts can provoke strong physiological arousal.
13. If you provoke the dog, it will bite you.
14. Such a questionable assertion is sure to provoke criticism.
15. That might provoke a riot, the very thing he was trying to avoid.
16. She hopes her editorial will provoke readers into thinking seriously about the issue.
17. Premature moves in this respect might well provoke a reaction against the reform.
18. A well-constructed troll will provoke irate or confused responses from flamers and newbies.
19. The report is likely to provoke discussion of this issue.
20. She had been trying to provoke her sister into an argument.
21. Provoke a military coup against Hussein.
22. And yet he said nothing to provoke her outburst.
23. But it might not provoke Balliol into action.
24. Hospital closures provoke far greater numbers and rightly so.
25. The cost of the book must provoke adverse comment.
26. He started beating me when I was about fifteen but I didn't do anything to provoke him.
27. His duty was to conciliate the people, not to provoke them.
28. It was a vicious-looking dog and I didn't want to provoke it.
29. They accused both radicals and conservatives of trying to provoke a split in the party.
30. Don't throw one bone to two dogs; you'll only provoke a fight.
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