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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 destrozos v.
to cause havoc ; to wreak havoc

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
to make sb laugh
v.
to make sb laugh
[Formal]
v.
rouse sb to fury
exp.
to move sb to pity
exp.
these tablets may cause giddiness
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'provocar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
provocar
[Fig.]
v.
provocar
exp.
provocar comentarios
vi.
provocar risa
exp.
provocar críticas
[Fig.]
vi.
provocar interferencias
[INFO]
exp.
provocar a algn
vi.
provocar una sonrisa
exp.
provocar un incendio
[US]
exp.
provocar una bronca
(IDIOMS)
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"provocar": examples and translations in context
Igualmente puede provocar una rara complicación renal llamada glomerulonefritis posestreptocócica. Strep throat may also cause a rare kidney complication called post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis.
Sólo dos cosas pueden provocar tanta conmoción. Only two things could cause that kind of commotion.
Y ello podría efectivamente provocar reacciones. This could, in fact, provoke a reaction.
Continuar investigando puede provocar al asesino real. Continuing to investigate will just provoke the real murderer.
Imagina si pudieras provocar esas apariciones. Imagine, if you could trigger these apparitions.
No debería provocar a alguien así. You really shouldn't provoke somebody like that.
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