Move and Provoke


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Move verb – To set or keep in motion.
Usage example: the hands of the wall clock are moved by battery

Provoke is a synonym for move in cause topic. In some cases you can use "Provoke" instead a verb "Move", when it comes to topics like inspire.
Nearby Words: moving, moved, movement, mover, movable
Synonyms for Move


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Provoke verb – To rouse to strong feeling or action.
Usage example: bees generally will not sting unless they are provoked

Move is a synonym for provoke in cause topic. Sometimes you can use "Move" instead a verb "Provoke", if it concerns topics such as start, rouse, goad.
Nearby Words: provocation, provoking
Synonyms for Provoke

Common collocations

character move character provoke character
attack move attack provoke attack
people move people provoke people
turn move turn provoke turn
Other nouns: way, nothing, enemy, attacks.

Both words in one sentence

  • I Shall Taunt You The "Provoke" move in Final Fantasy X that anyone can learn forces the enemy to attack only the caster.
  • Fanfic / Sleeping with the Girls And, while no one can dispute that putting down a being of pure evil like Zoicite is a good move, it causes the Dark Kingdom to up their timetable considerably, and serves to provoke his lover, Kunzite.
  • Wrecked Weapon Then Double Subverted when Tiger Mask finds himself unable to fight back against his opponent's superior skill until Sicodelico purposefully uses an illegal move to provoke him into using fouls he wanted to study, at which point Sicodelico is quickly annihilated due Tiger Mask's experience in fouls.
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