Meaning of provoke

Definition of provoke

(verb) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

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