Italian translation of 'provoke'
incitareto provoke sb to sth/to do or into doing sth
spingere qn a qc/a fare qc
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Example Sentences Including 'provoke'
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Ryanair risks provoking passenger anger after it announced that baggage charges would increase by 50 per cent.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
A few try to provoke a reaction.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Its only purpose seems to have been to provoke people who really don't need any more provoking over a subject that really doesn't need any more speculation.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Major stress can provoke a reaction days afterwards.The Sun (2014)
This show touches on the online abuse her success provokes.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
When plans were mooted for just such an enterprise in America it provoked a furious reaction.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
He had to learn how to handle certain situations because all his career he has had people trying to provoke him.The Sun (2016)
I think the defenders know him and sometimes they try to provoke him.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The hostile reaction provoked more bad passes.The Sun (2008)
We are trying to provoke a bit more excitement, but it has to come from the league and its clubs.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Are you trying to provoke me?Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Either somebody has misunderstood your intentions or they're trying to provoke you.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I'm not trying to provoke anyone.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She looks for clothes that can tell a story and provoke an emotional reaction.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
A number of individuals singled out one of our officers, trying to provoke him.The Sun (2013)
He accused protesters of trying to provoke a coup.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I am ashamed of what happened and understand the outrage and anger it has provoked.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I try to provoke him by suggesting he's getting softer on politicians in the maturity of his years.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The college conducted a listening exercise, provoking anger from donors and alumni, before deciding that the statue should remain.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The pictures provoked a furious reaction yesterday.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
The vehement reaction it provoked wounded him deeply.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
We are aware of the unique nature of the incident that provoked his anger.The Sun (2008)
She will also attempt to defuse the anger provoked throughout the police service by ministers questioning the tactics deployed to quell the disturbances.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
If it still provokes a reaction then it should be excluded for six months at least.The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)
But there is also the fact that any rearranging of the distribution would be extremely likely to provoke a hostile reaction.Science, Technology, and Social Change (1988)
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British English: provoke VERB
If you provoke someone, you deliberately annoy them and try to make them behave aggressively.
He hit me, but I didn't do anything to provoke him.
Translation of provoke from the Collins English to Italian Dictionary