A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to cause)
a. provocar
The actor sang the number so brilliantly that it provoked uproarious applause from the audience.El actor cantó el número tan brillantemente que provocó una clamorosa ovación del público.
b. causar
The economic crisis in China provoked panic in markets across the world.La crisis económica de China causó pánico en las bolsas de todo el mundo.
2. (to anger)
a. provocar
Don't hit your brother! - He provoked me!¡No pegues a tu hermano! - ¡Él me provocó!
b. irritar
You need to learn to have a thicker skin. Don't let little stuff provoke you.Tienes que aprender a ser menos sensible. No dejes que las nimiedades te irriten.
3. (to incite)
a. incitar
The excesses of the aristocracy provoked the people to overthrow the government.Los excesos de la aristocracia incitaron al pueblo a derrocar el gobierno.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (incite)
a. provocar
to provoke somebody into doing somethingempujar a alguien a hacer algo
to provoke somebody to angerprovocar la ira de alguien
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provoke [prəˈvəʊk]
transitive verb
1 (cause) [+reaction, response] provocar; [+violence] provocar; causar; [+crisis] causar
2 (rouse, move) incitar; mover;to a
it provoked us to action nos incitó a obrar; it provoked the town to revolt incitó la ciudad a sublevarse; to provoke sb into doing sth incitar a algn a hacer algo
I provoked him into doing something really stupid
3 (anger) provocar; irritar
he is easily provoked se irrita por cualquier cosa; se le provoca fácilmente
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