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Another word for provoke

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Another word for provoke

Synonym Study

  • Pique suggests stimulating as if by irritating mildly to pique one's curiosity
  • Stimulate implies arousing to increased activity as if by goading or pricking and often connotes bringing out of a state of inactivity or indifference to stimulate one's enthusiasm
  • Excite suggests a more powerful or profound stirring or moving of the thoughts or emotions it excites my imagination
  • Provoke , in this connection, implies rather generally an arousing to some action or feeling thought-provoking