[+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)
(=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
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
(=vomitar) to be sick, throw up *
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