provocation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “provocation” in the English Dictionary

"provocation" in British English

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provocationnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌprɒv.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌprɑː.və-/
C2 an ​action or ​statement that is ​intended to make someone ​angry: He'd ​fly into a ​rage at the ​slightest provocation.
(Definition of provocation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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provocationnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌprɑv·əˈkeɪ·ʃən/
an ​action that is ​intended to ​cause a ​reaction, esp. ​anger or ​annoyance: [U] a ​deliberateact of provocation
(Definition of provocation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “provocation”
in Arabic استِفزاز…
in Korean 도발, 자극…
in Portuguese provocação…
in Catalan provocació…
in Japanese 挑発, 刺激…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激怒, 挑衅, 挑衅的话…
in Turkish kışkırtma, tahrik, kızdırma…
in Russian вызов, повод…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激怒, 挑釁, 挑釁的話…
in Italian provocazione…
in Polish prowokacja…
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