provocar translation | Spanish-English dictionary

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provocar

  
a       vt  
1    (=causar)  
  [+protesta, explosión]  
to cause, spark off  
  [+fuego]  
to cause, start (deliberately)  
  [+cambio]  
to bring about, lead to  
  [+proceso]  
to promote  
provocar risa a algn      to make sb laugh  
incendio provocado      arson  
2      [+parto]   to induce, bring on
3      [+persona]     (gen)    to provoke  
(=incitar)  
to rouse, stir up (to anger)  
(=tentar)  
to tempt, invite  
¡no me provoques!      don't start me!  
provocar a algn a cólera o indignación      to rouse sb to fury  
provocar a algn a lástima      to move sb to pity  
el mar provoca a bañarse      the sea invites one to go for a swim  
4      (sexualmente)    to rouse
b       vi  
1      (LAm)   (=gustar, apetecer)  
me provoca comer      I feel like eating  
¿te provoca un café?      would you like a coffee?, do you fancy a coffee?  
¿qué le provoca?      what would you like?, what do you fancy?  
no me provoca la idea      the idea doesn't appeal to me, I don't fancy the idea  
--¿por qué no vas? --no me provoca      "why aren't you going?" -- "I don't feel like it"  
no me provoca estudiar hoy      I'm not in the mood for studying today, I don't feel like studying today  
2    *   (=vomitar)   to be sick, throw up *  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
provocar risa a algn exp.
to make sb laugh

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Additional comments:

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
to move sb to pity
exp.
to cause {o} wreak havoc
exp.
these tablets may cause giddiness
exp.
to rouse sb to fury
exp.
to make sb laugh
[Formal]
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'provocar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
provocar
[Fig.]
exp.
provocar críticas
[Fig.]
exp.
provocar comentarios
vi.
provocar risa
vi.
provocar interferencias
[INFO]
vi.
provocar una sonrisa
exp.
provocar un incendio
[US]
exp.
provocar a algn
exp.
provocar una bronca
(IDIOMS)
exp.
provocar un incidente diplomático
"provocar": examples and translations in context
Una sobredosis de amlodipino puede provocar una vasodilatación periférica con hipotensión marcada. Excessive doses of amlodipine can be expected to cause peripheral vasodilation with marked hypotension.
También pueden producir reacciones contraproducentes en los mercados y provocar trastornos. They can also produce counterproductive reactions in the markets and cause disruption.
Y los malentendidos pueden provocar desastres. And misunderstandings, they can lead to disaster.
Aún quedaba suficiente antimateria para provocar una explosión. There was enough antimatter present to lead to an explosion.
Esto es exactamente lo que los terroristas esperaban provocar. This is exactly what the terrorists had hoped to provoke.
Y ello podría efectivamente provocar reacciones. This could, in fact, provoke a reaction.
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