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Synonyms for provoke

Synonyms for provoke

to cause to feel or show anger

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

to behave so as to bring on (danger, for example)

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Duterte expressed worry that military drills in the South China Sea might provoke Beijing that could lead to war.
Provoke appeared in Japan during a decade of extraordinarily ferocious, unrelenting protest against the postwar government and its capitulations to American domination.
"The scenario is to provoke citizens, both Albanians and Macedonians, to start an incident which politicians can use for their pre-electoral campaign.
When he was asked about provoking Turkey, he responded saying: "I did not mean to provoke, smart people will understand that it was not the intention."
JACK WILSHERE will never change his style of play - even though it "provokes" injuries.
Dukinfield, 19, of Radford Road, Leamington, pleaded not guilty to using threatening, insulting words or abusive behaviour to provoke unlawful violence.
Israel's actions will only exacerbate anti-Israeli feelings in the Muslim world, and probably provoke further attacks against it.
Why would ISIS deliberately provoke Western powers?
It broke my heart to hear that but it also strengthened it because I saw in her what I try to nurture everyday, to provoke. To brazil she will go often, and hopefully to many other places to accumulate richness of knowledge, of sites, of feelings, and of meaning; to be provoked by many and, perhaps--who knows?--one day she can be provoked by you and your interpretive practice.
Provoke Solutions has declared a new partnership with Qorus Software, a global provider of document automation solutions which combine with Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.
FOUR Aston Villa fans have been fined after they tried to provoke violence before a cup game.
NNA - AN-NAHAR: Higher Defense Council: Cabinet recognizes its inability Nasrallah threatens: Don't provoke us Supreme Judicial Council completes formation which be rejected by Qortbawi ASSAFIR: Street tests "Higher Defense" decisions Nasrallah to strife instigators: Don't incite us AL-MUSTAQBAL: Nasrallah's tense speech reveals "Hezbollah's" predicament in Syria "Stability Cabinet": Security kidnapped...and kidnappers in Sharawina neighborhood AL-AKHBAR: Jumblatt: I want hybrid law starting from Cabinet's project AL-JOUMHOURIYAT: Sleiman to hit with iron fist and Berri withdraws his draft and Mikati asks for one week deadline DAILY SATR: Nasrallah warns rivals not to provoke Hezbollah PM urges patience, protesters pile pressure U.S.
Activities covered by the law include creating a fake profile, signing school employees up for spam mail or onto a pornographic site, publishing doctored or undoctored photos, or making a "statement, whether true or false, intending to immediately provoke, and that is likely to provoke, any third party to stalk or harass a school employee." Sarah Preston, policy director with the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, worries that the lack of definitions for terms such as intent and torment could "chill free speech," giving police prosecutors too much discretion and "invit[ing] arbitrary enforcement" that "could punish factually true statements."
I also think that the players and some of the managers are helping to provoke bad behaviour amongst some fans.
"Such groups and organisations only want to provoke Germany's Muslims," said Friedrich, adding that he would use every legal measure to prevent the film from being screened.