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British English: /prəˈvəʊk/
American English: /prəˈvoʊk/

Translation of provoke in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (annoy)
    provoquer (person, animal)
    to provoke somebody to do ou into doing something
    pousser quelqu'un à faire quelque chose
    he is harmless, unless provoked
    il est gentil, sauf si on le provoque
  • 2 (cause, arouse)
    susciter (anger, complaints)
    provoquer (laughter, crisis)
    to provoke a reaction
    provoquer une réaction (in somebody chez quelqu'un)

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