transitive verb

Definition of unprovoke

: to rid of a motive, desire, or capability

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First Known Use of unprovoke

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unprovoke

un- entry 2 + provoke

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“Unprovoke.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprovoke. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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to assail by words or arguments

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