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 make sb laugh
[Formal]
exp.
to rouse sb to fury
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'provocar' also found in translations in English-Spanish dictionary
exp.
provocar
[Fig.]
exp.
provocar críticas
[Fig.]
vi.
provocar interferencias
[INFO]
vi.
provocar risa
exp.
provocar comentarios
exp.
provocar a algn
exp.
provocar un incendio
[US]
vi.
provocar una sonrisa
exp.
provocar una bronca
(IDIOMS)
exp.
provocar un incidente diplomático
"provocar": examples and translations in context
Podría provocar que dejara de cooperar. It could cause her to stop cooperating.
Insulin Human Winthrop puede provocar hipoglucemia. Insulin Human Winthrop can cause hypoglycaemia.
Y los malentendidos pueden provocar desastres. And misunderstandings, they can lead to disaster.
Un exceso de antibacterianos puede provocar... Overuse of antibacterials can lead to...
Y ello podría efectivamente provocar reacciones. This could, in fact, provoke a reaction.
Mi presencia podría provocar otro incidente. My presence could provoke another incident.
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