- 1 [person/animal] provocar* she is easily provoked salta a la menor provocación or por cualquier cosato provoke sb
into -ingthey provoked him into losing his temper le hicieron perder los estribos, lo provocaron y perdió los estribos I was provoked into hitting him tanto me provocó, que le pegué to provoke sb to action/retaliation incitar or empujar a algn a actuar/vengarseMore example sentences
- The warning about conduct was meant to stop people deliberately provoking him.
- He could see tears in her eyes, and it made him angry that Jeff was provoking her.
- Nathan was looking at her with a wild expression, the kind he got whenever she had deliberately provoked him.
- 2 [argument/revolt/criticism] provocar*; [discussion/debate] motivar; [interest/curiosity] despertar* to provoke thought dar* que pensar, hacer* pensar or reflexionar his best jokes could not provoke a smile from her ni con el mejor de sus chistes logró arrancarle una sonrisaMore example sentences
- Deconstructionism is one of the words that provokes a strong reaction from both sides.
- The Sri Lankan army, which has inflicted widespread damage and constantly harasses local residents, recently killed several local youth, provoking angry protests.
- In fact the commission's analysis of the state of British convergence with the eurozone was very mild, extremely careful and deliberately designed to avoid provoking a bust-up.
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.