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provoke
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
  • The incident provoked her into doing what she had never done before-abandon her duties.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (90% in)
  • The little building had been standing for more than a century, and seasonal changes provoked different symptoms of its antiquity: winter cold saturated the stone-and-iron fixtures, and in summer, when temperatures often hurtled over the hundred mark, the old cells were malodorous cauldrons.
    4 — The Corner (76% in)

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