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3 definitions found
 for Provoked
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Provoke \Pro*voke"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Provoked; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Provoking.] [F. provoquer, L. provocare to call
     forth; pro forth + vocare to call, fr. vox, vocis, voice,
     cry, call. See Voice.]
     To call forth; to call into being or action; esp., to incense
     to action, a faculty or passion, as love, hate, or ambition;
     hence, commonly, to incite, as a person, to action by a
     challenge, by taunts, or by defiance; to exasperate; to
     irritate; to offend intolerably; to cause to retaliate.
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           Obey his voice, provoke him not.         --Ex. xxiii.
                                                    21.
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           Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath. --Eph.
                                                    vi. 4.
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           Such acts
           Of contumacy will provoke the Highest
           To make death in us live.                --Milton.
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           Can honor's voice provoke the silent dust? --Gray.
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           To the poet the meaning is what he pleases to make it,
           what it provokes in his own soul.        -- J.
                                                    Burroughs.
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     Syn: To irritate; arouse; stir up; awake; excite; incite;
          anger. See Irritate.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  provoked
      adj 1: incited, especially deliberately, to anger; "aggravated
             by passive resistance"; "the provoked animal attacked the
             child" [syn: aggravated, provoked]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "provoked":
     aggravated, amplified, angry, annoyed, augmented, bothered,
     browned-off, bugged, burnt-up, chafed, deliberately provoked,
     disturbed, embittered, enhanced, enlarged, exacerbated,
     exasperated, galled, griped, heated up, heightened, hotted up,
     huffy, increased, intensified, irked, irritated, magnified, miffed,
     nettled, peeved, piqued, put-out, resentful, riled, roiled,
     ruffled, soured, troubled, vexed, worse, worsened
  
  

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