Meaning of “provocation” in the English Dictionary

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"provocation" in American English

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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 deliberate act of provocation

(Definition of “provocation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)