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Meaning of PROVOKE in Hindi


Meaning of PROVOKE in English
  1. To call forth; to call into being or action; esp., to incense to action, a faculty or passion, as love, hate, or ambition; hence, commonly, to incite, as a person, to action by a challenge, by taunts, or by defiance; to exasperate; to irritate; to offend intolerably; to cause to retaliate.
  2. To cause provocation or anger.
  3. To appeal. [A Latinism]

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To better understand the meaning of PROVOKE, certain examples of its usage are presented.
Examples from famous English prose on the use of the word PROVOKE
  1. "It might provoke them."

     -  The word/phrase "provoke" was used by "J. K. Rowling" in "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets".
  2. "Snape was trying to provoke him into telling the truth."

     -  "J. K. Rowling" has used the provoke in the novel Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban.
  3. "He knew Snape was trying to provoke him; he had done this before."

     -  To understand the meaning of provoke, please see the following usage by J. K. Rowling in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire.
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Usage of PROVOKE: Examples from famous English Poetry
  1. "Can Honour’s voice provoke the silent dust,"
      - This term provoke was used by Thomas Gray in the Poem Elegy written in a Country Churchyard.
  2. "Why with such earnest pains dost thou provoke"
      - This term provoke was used by William Wordsworth in the Poem Ode.
  3. "What! out of senseless Nothing to provoke"
      - This term provoke was used by Edward Fitzgerald in the Poem The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

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