provoke

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
provoke

Third-person singular
provoke

Past tense
provokes

Past participle
provoked

Present participle
provoking

  1. To cause or to bring about a reaction.
    Your bad behavior provoked me to drop out of the club.
  2. To make angry or to annoy.
    Don't provoke your parents into taking away your privileges by behaving badly.