Provoke and Vex


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

Vex is a synonym for provoke in annoy topic. In some cases you can use "Vex" instead a verb "Provoke", when it comes to topics like anger, tease, offend, irritate. popular alternative
Nearby Words: provocation, provoking
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Vex verb – To disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts.
Usage example: my coworkers' loud, endless conversations vexed me

Provoke is a synonym for vex in annoy topic. You can use "Provoke" instead a verb "Vex", if it concerns topics such as tease, distress, offend, irritate. popular alternative
Nearby Word: vexation
Synonyms for Vex
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