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provokes

verb
present tense third-person singular of provoke

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1 to rouse to strong feeling or action
  • his teasing finally provoked her to anger
  • bees generally will not sting unless they are provoked

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2 to bring (something volatile or intense) into being
  • rankings that are sure to provoke an argument among film buffs

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“Provokes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/provokes. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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