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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
vi.
provocar risa
exp.
provocar críticas
[Fig.]
exp.
provocar comentarios
vi.
provocar interferencias
[INFO]
exp.
provocar a algn
exp.
provocar una bronca
(IDIOMS)
vi.
provocar una sonrisa
exp.
provocar un incendio
[US]
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"provocar": examples and translations in context
Esto podría provocar muchos problemas para la empresa. This could cause a lot of trouble for the company.
Sólo dos cosas pueden provocar tanta conmoción. Only two things could cause that kind of commotion.
Está intentando provocar la movilización francesa. It's intended to provoke a French mobilization.
Intentar provocar o preparar una guerra. Attempting to provoke or prepare for a war.
Estas consecuencias pueden provocar un colapso total de las actividades agrarias. At worst, these problems could result in total cessation of agricultural activities.
También existe el síndrome de Kluver-Bucy que puede provocar hipersexualidad. There's also a condition known as Kluver-Bucy syndrome, which can result in hypersexuality.
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