provocar translation | Spanish-English dictionary



a       vt  
1    (=causar)  
  [+protesta, explosión]  
to cause, spark off  
to cause, start (deliberately)  
to bring about, lead to  
to promote  
provocar risa a algn      to make sb laugh  
incendio provocado      arson  
2      [+parto]   to induce, bring on
3      [+persona]     (gen)    to provoke  
to rouse, stir up (to anger)  
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
to make sb laugh
to move sb to pity
these tablets may cause giddiness
to make sb laugh
to rouse sb to fury
'provocar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
provocar risa
provocar críticas
provocar comentarios
provocar interferencias
provocar a algn
provocar una bronca
provocar un incendio
provocar una sonrisa
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"provocar": examples and translations in context
Y ello podría efectivamente provocar reacciones. This could, in fact, provoke a reaction.
Intentaré provocar un estado de inducción. I will try to provoke a state of induction.
Este medicamento contiene agente colorante E110 que puede provocar reacciones alérgicas. This medicinal product contains the colouring agent E110 which may cause allergic reactions.
Nadie dice que se haya tenido la intención de provocar bajas civiles. Nobody is saying that there has been an intention to cause civilian casualties.
Necesitamos provocar de algún modo la reanudación del diálogo sino-tibetano. We need somehow to bring about the resumption of the Sino-Tibetan dialogue.
Intentar provocar o preparar una guerra. Attempting to provoke or prepare for a war.
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