Tesauro Inglês

Sinônimos de provoke

(verbo) 
Definition
to deliberately act in a way intended to anger someone
I didn't want to do anything to provoke him.
Sinônimos
anger
The decision to allow more construction angered the residents.
, ,
annoy
Try making a note of the things that annoy you.
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offend
I had no intention of offending the community.
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irritate
Their attitude irritates me.
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infuriate
It infuriated her to have to deal with this man.
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hassle (informal)
,
aggravate (informal)
What aggravates you most about this country?
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incense
This proposal will incense conservation campaigners.
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enrage
Her obstinate refusal enraged him.
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gall
It was their smugness that galled her most.
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put someone out
They were quite put out to find me in charge.
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madden
The ticking of the clock really maddens me.
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exasperate
The constant interruptions were beginning to exasperate me.
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vex
Everything about that man vexes me.
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affront
One example that particularly affronted him was at the world championships.
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irk
The rehearsal process irked him increasingly.
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rile
Cancellations rarely riled him.
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pique
She was piqued by his lack of enthusiasm.
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get on someone's nerves (informal)
The kids get on her nerves a bit at times.
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get someone's back up
,
piss someone off (taboo, slang)
It pisses me off when they start moaning.
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put someone's back up
,
try someone's patience
,
nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang)
,
make someone's blood boil
, ,
rub someone up the wrong way
,
hack someone off (informal)
Opostos
(verbo) 
Definition
to bring about
His comments have provoked a shocked reaction.
Sinônimos
rouse
He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.
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cause
I don't want to cause any trouble.
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produce
Cooking with spices produces a wonderful smell.
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lead to
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move
The hearings moved me to come up with these suggestions.
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fire
They were fired with an enthusiasm for public speaking.
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occasion (formal)
The incident occasioned a full-scale parliamentary row.
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excite
I only take on work that excites me.
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inspire
The car's effortless handling inspires confidence.
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prompt
The recession has prompted consumers to cut back on buying cars.
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stir
I was intrigued by him, stirred by his intellect.
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stimulate
I was stimulated to examine my deepest thoughts.
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motivate
His hard work was motivated by a need to achieve.
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induce
an economic crisis induced by high oil prices
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bring about
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evoke
The programme has evoked a storm of protest.
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give rise to
, ,
elicit
He was hopeful that his request would elicit a positive response.
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inflame
They hold the rebels responsible for inflaming the villagers.
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incite
He incited his fellow citizens to take revenge.
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instigate
The violence was instigated by ex-members of the secret police.
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kindle
These poems have helped kindle the imagination of generations of children.
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foment
They accused strike leaders of fomenting violence.
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call forth
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draw forth
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bring on or down
Opostos

Citação

No-one provokes me with impunity (Nemo me impune lacessit) [Motto of the Crown of Scotland and of all Scottish regiments]

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of affront
Definition
to hurt someone's pride or dignity
One example that particularly affronted him was at the world championships.
Sinônimos
vex,
put or get your back up,
in the sense of aggravate
Definition
to annoy
What aggravates you most about this country?
Sinônimos
needle (informal),
hassle (informal),
vex,
irk,
get under your skin (informal),
get on your nerves (informal),
nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang),
get up your nose (informal),
be on your back (slang),
piss you off (taboo, slang),
rub (someone) up the wrong way (informal),
get in your hair (informal),
get on your wick (British, slang),
hack you off (informal)
in the sense of annoy
Definition
to irritate or displease
Try making a note of the things that annoy you.
Sinônimos
get (informal),
bug (informal),
needle (informal),
hassle (informal),
aggravate (informal),
vex,
irk,
get under your skin (informal),
get on your nerves (informal),
nark (British, Australian, New Zealand, slang),
get up your nose (informal),
give someone grief (British, South Africa),
make your blood boil,
piss you off (taboo, slang),
rub someone up the wrong way (informal),
get your goat (slang),
get in your hair (informal),
get on your wick (British, slang),
get your dander up (informal),
get your back up,
incommode (formal),
put your back up,
hack you off (informal),
be on your back (slang)

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Life on the edge
The desire to push the boundaries has been a motivator in many a daring expedition, testing the human spirit and physical abilities to the utmost. Indulge your adventurous spirit by exploring some associated ‘extreme’ vocabulary. Will you have the survival skills to master our quiz?
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