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See definition of provoker on Dictionary.com
  • as inagent provocateur
  • as inaggressor

synonyms for provoker

  • agitator
  • firebrand
  • goad
  • incendiary
  • instigator
  • intelligence agent
  • noncooperator
  • operative
  • provocateur
  • provocative agent
  • rabble-rouser
  • radical
  • ringleader
  • spark
  • spy
  • troublemaker
  • assailant
  • intruder
  • invader
  • trespasser
  • initiator
  • instigator
  • raider
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How to use provoker in a sentence

People who received the vaccine have also reported fevers, fatigue, aches, or chills—a sign that the vaccine is working as intended to provoke a response from the immune system, experts say.
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These statements provoked public outcry but public health officials note there’s no reason to worry about this specific variant.
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This is typically the time of year when we roll out a different package, our annual Voice of the Year list, where we set out to determine who provoked the biggest civic dialogues over the past year.
MORNING REPORT: A SCHOOL YEAR REDO?VOICE OF SAN DIEGODECEMBER 14, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
When stressed, injured, starving, or otherwise provoked, the pinky-nail-sized Turritopsis dohrnii skips the whole growing old and dying thing in favor of reverting to infancy.
THERE’S NO STOPPING THIS IMMORTAL JELLYFISHPOPSCI STAFFDECEMBER 9, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
As long as you are able to provoke your respondents to bring something original to the table, selecting them from other roundup articles is absolutely fine.
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While we can’t bring you the fresh, mountain air, we do have plenty of thought-provoking conversations in store.
A SNEAK PEEK AT THE WOMEN SPEAKING AT FORTUNE’S BRAINSTORM TECH 2020MICHAL LEV-RAM, WRITERNOVEMBER 24, 2020FORTUNE
Similar moments after the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner also provoked action, he said.
SCHOOL LEADERS CAN’T SUSPEND THE DISCIPLINE DISCUSSION ANY LONGERWILL HUNTSBERRYJULY 16, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
No one remembers a laugh provoker, while even third rate "serious" actors win posthumous praise!
NAT GOODWIN'S BOOKNAT C. GOODWIN
He thought of the actor's wife and two babies, especially the one who was his father's "tear provoker."
SPRING STREETJAMES H. RICHARDSON
Nay, now I have caught you; there was neither inviter, nor provoker, for I was all alone.
DRYDEN'S WORKS (8 OF 18): AMPHITRYON; KING ARTHUR; CLEOMENES; LOVE TRIUMPHANTJOHN DRYDEN
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WORDS RELATED TO PROVOKER

  • agitator
  • firebrand
  • goad
  • incendiary
  • instigator
  • intelligence agent
  • noncooperator
  • operative
  • provocateur
  • provocative agent
  • provoker
  • rabble-rouser
  • radical
  • ringleader
  • spark
  • spy
  • troublemaker
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.