Hindi translation of 'provoke'
provoke /prəˈvəʊk प्रअˈव़अउक्/
Word forms: provokes, provoking, provoked
1. transitive verb
If you provoke someone, you deliberately annoy them and try to make them behave aggressively.
They are trying to provoke him into doing something stupid.
2. transitive verb
If something provokes a violent or unpleasant reaction, it causes it.
The article in the newspaper provoked anger.
provoke a reaction/response/backlash/outcry/debate
SIMILAR WORDScause, excite, generate
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Example Sentences Including 'provoke'
It did not take very long for Bardo to provoke a decision from the Lords ' College concerning the plight of the Alaloi people.The Broken God
His actions towards Civil were a ploy, to provoke Lady Bresinga into asking us to leave her hospitality.THE GOLDEN FOOL: Book Two of the Tawny Man (2002)
Nothing to provoke any emotional stress, distress, recriminations.Seize the Reckless Wind
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Translation of provoke from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary