1. call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Similar word(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, raise

Definition categories: emotion, create, make

2. evoke or provoke to appear or occur

- Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

Similar word(s): evoke

Definition categories: creation, cause, do, make

3. provide the needed stimulus for

Similar word(s): stimulate

Definition categories: communication, challenge

4. annoy continually or chronically

Similar word(s): beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague

Definition categories: emotion, annoy, bother, chafe, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

Sentences with provoke as a verb:

- Don't provoke the dog; it may try to bite you.