Synonyms for Provoke:
n.begin. infuriate, madden, enrage, incense, feelings. fret, pain, bug, chafe, nettle, gall, irk, peeve, ruffle. set off, work up, egg on, touch off. tempt, seek, court, invite. •provoke (noun)
elicit, arouse, chivvy, evoke, chevy, kick up, fire, stimulate, hassle, plague, harass, beset, harry, raise, chivy, call forth, kindle, chevvy, enkindle.
encourage, urge, prod, goad, spur, egg on.
peeve, nettle, bug, gall.
engineer, originate, evoke, force, act, cause, motivate, elicit, give rise to, bring about, enforce, induce, engender, inspire, effect, drive, execute, make, generate, produce.
displease, aggrieve, shock, offend, jar, anger, grate, bother, repel, disappoint, irritate, scandalize, rile, annoy, disgust, disturb.
jog, trigger, ferment, strike, launch, foment, urge, fire, nudge, catapult, impel, stimulate, goad, encourage, shoot, pitch, push, sling, propel, throw, move, hurtle, thrust, ram, instigate, prompt, jerk, punch, bump, shove, magnetize, fling, knock, heave, energize, jostle, jolt, prod, lob, hasten, hurl, entice, poke.
infuriate, whip up, antagonize, ignite, gall. incense, peeve, madden, irk, nettle, egg on. pique, ruffle, chafe, galvanize, enrage. invite, fret, affect, bug. touch. •arouse
give rise to.