Textual thesaurus for "provoke"

(verb) stimulate

provide the needed stimulus for

(verb) kick up, call forth, evoke

evoke or provoke to appear or occur

Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple

(verb) kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise

call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

(verb) plague, molest, harass, harry, hassle, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, beset

annoy continually or chronically

He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked; This man harasses his female co-workers