Present participle ofprovocar.


A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to originate)
a. to cause
La huelga de pilotos provocará un caos en los aeropuertos.The pilots' strike will cause havoc in the airports.
b. to start
Los bomberos están investigando para averiguar quién provocó el incendio.The firefighters are investigating to find out who started the fire.
c. to bring about
El político promete que provocará el cambio que quiere el pueblo.The politician promises that he will bring about the change that people want.
d. to spark off
El encuentro de culturas suele provocar inovación.The meeting of cultures often sparks off innovation.
2. (to incite)
a. to provoke
El discurso del dictador provocó que el pueblo se rebelara.The dictator's speech provoked the people to rebel.
b. to invite
Su nuevo libro provocó las críticas de la izquierda y de la derecha.Her new book invited criticism from the left and the right.
c. to tempt
El general intentó provocar al otro ejército para que atacara primero.The general tried to tempt the other army to attack first.
3. (medicine)
a. to induce
Ya has salido de cuentas. Hay que provocar el parto.We have passed the delivery date. We need to induce labor.
b. to bring on
Si te automedicas, puedes provocar complicaciones usando el medicamento incorrecto.If you self medicate, you can bring on complications by using the wrong medication.
4. (to arouse)
a. to rouse
Steve intentó provocar el interés de María con su perfume nuevo.Steve tried to rouse Maria's interest with his new cologne.
b. to lead on
La provocó diciéndole que estaba planeando dejar a su esposa.He led her on by telling her he was planning on leaving his wife.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to feel like)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me provocan unas palomitas cuando voy al cine.I feel like having some popcorn when I go to the movies.
¿Te provoca algo de comer?Would you like something to eat?
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (incitar)
a. to provoke
2. (causar; accidente, muerte)
a. to cause, to bring about
3. (incendio, rebelión)
a. to start
4. (sonrisa, burla)
a. to elicit
provocar las iras de alguiento anger somebody
provocó las risas de todoshe made everyone laugh
el polvo me provoca estornudosdust makes me sneeze
5. (excitar sexualmente)
a. to lead on
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (apetecer)
¿te provoca hacerlo?would you like to do it? do you fancy doing it?
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transitive verb
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
intransitive verb
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)
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