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Middle English provoken from Old French provoquer from Latin prōvocāre to challenge prō– forth pro–1 vocāre to call wekw- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French provoquer, from Latin prōvocāre.
At home, however, it undoubtedly tended to provoke that very revolution which it was intended to prevent.
But repression served only to provoke opposition.
If not, I'm sure I can provoke you.
Depression in the silk trade could provoke widespread unrest.
A hot iron is applied to the skin to burn through into the damaged tendon to provoke a healing response.
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