Translation of provocar in English:

provocar

vt

  • 1 1.1 (causar, ocasionar) to cause un cigarrillo pudo provocar la explosión the explosion may have been caused by a cigarette una decisión que ha provocado violentas polémicas a decision which has sparked off o prompted violent controversy no se sabe qué provocó el incendio it is not known what started the fire 1.2 [Med] provocar el parto to induce labor* las pastillas le provocaron una reacción cutánea the pills caused o brought on a skin reaction el antígeno provoca la formación de anticuerpos the antigen stimulates the production of antibodies

vi

  • (Andes) (apetecer) ¿le provoca un traguito? do you want a drink?, do you fancy a drink? (BrE) [colloquial/familiar]

provocarse v pron

  • (refl) se disparó un tiro provocándose la muerte he shot (and killed) himself

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