Provoke and Prompt


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Provoke verb – To rouse to strong feeling or action.
Prompt is a synonym for provoke in cause topic. In some cases you can use "Prompt" instead a verb "Provoke", when it comes to topics like start, arouse, rouse, goad.
Nearby Words: provocation, provoking
Synonyms for Provoke


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Prompt verb – To try to persuade (someone) through earnest appeals to follow a course of action.
Usage example: prompted the reluctant performer onto the stage with loud cheers and whistles

Provoke is a synonym for prompt in cause topic. You can use "Provoke" instead a verb "Prompt", if it concerns topics such as incite, activity, give rise to.
Nearby Words: promptly, prompted, prompting, promptitude, promptness
Synonyms for Prompt

Common collocations

reaction provoke reaction prompt reaction
response provoke response prompt response
character provoke character prompt character
people provoke people prompt people
Other nouns: someone, turn, characters, fight, confession, target, opponents, responses, reactions.
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