ADV. deliberately | inevitably The suggestion inevitably provoked outrage from student leaders. | immediately | eventually, finally
VERB + PROVOKE try to | be likely to The report is likely to provoke discussion of this issue. | be designed to, be intended to
PREP. into She had been trying to provoke her sister into an argument. | to Their laughter provoked him to anger.
PHRASES be easily provoked He was sensitive and easily provoked.