"provocar" can be a verb. You can see the conjugations below.

transitive verb
1. to provoke (incitar)
2. to cause, to bring about (causar) (accidente, muerte) ; to start (incendio, rebelión) ; to elicit (sonrisa, burla)
  • provocar las iras de alguien -> to anger somebody
  • provocó las risas de todos -> he made everyone laugh
  • el polvo me provoca estornudos -> dust makes me sneeze
3. to lead on (excitar sexualmente)
intransitive verb
4. (apetecer)
  • ¿te provoca hacerlo? -> would you like to do it? (Carib, Colombian Spanish, Mexican Spanish), do you fancy doing it? (British)

provocar [pro-vo-car’]
article & verb transitive
1. To provoke (persona), to rouse (enojar), to excite, to nettle.
2. To anger, to enrage, to offend.
3. To vomit.
4. To facilitate, to promote.
5. To move, to excite.
6. To bring about (cambio); to promote (proceso); to cause (explosión, protesta, guerra).
7. ¿Te provoca un café? (Ante Meridian & Latin American) (m)
, would you like some coffee? (gustar, apetecer).

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
provocar a algn a la risa
el mar provoca a bañarse the sea invites one to go for a swim
4 (sexualmente) to rouse
1 (Latinoamérica) (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 (familiar)

Verb Conjugations for "provocar" (go to to provoke; to be provocative; to cause)


yo provoco provoqué provocaba provocaría provocaré
provocas provocaste provocabas provocarías provocarás
él/ella/Ud. provoca provocó provocaba provocaría provocará
nosotros provocamos provocamos provocábamos provocaríamos provocaremos
vosotros provocáis provocasteis provocabais provocaríais provocaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds. provocan provocaron provocaban provocarían provocarán
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