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With enough changing of the influenza RNA over time, the vaccine no longer provokes the “right” immune response.

So too with a vaccine that provokes a specific immune response aimed at a specific RNA sequence.

For my technologically illiterate mother, the idea of paying bills online provokes as much anxiety as throwing something away.

The issue of low-skilled immigration naturally provokes intense nativist sentiments.

But looking over decades of celebrity shots provokes a startling revelation: we're culpable too.

What provokes me most is the unhappy extent to which distinctions of rank are carried.

In its total aspect as a dramatic commentary the score provokes wonder at its precision and flexibility.

Another appeal from Mrs. M'C, repeating her former proposal with greater energy; this feminine insistence provokes me.

Of the sanctimonious tone we may say that it has its reward in the almost universal contempt it provokes.

He provokes those who are weaker than himself, and when it comes to blows, he grows ferocious and tries to do harm.

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On this page you'll find 149 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to provokes, such as: aggravate, offend, incite, irritate, raise, and enrage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.