Hindi translation of provoke
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Word forms: provokes, provoking, provoked
Definitions and Translations
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 outrage/controversy/fury/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