Translation of provocar in English:

provocar

to cause, v.

transitive verb

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    • 1.1(causar, ocasionar)

      to cause
      un cigarrillo pudo provocar la explosión the explosion may have been caused by a cigarette
      • una decisión que ha provocado violentas polémicas a decision which has sparked off / prompted violent controversy
      • no se sabe qué provocó el incendio it is not known what started the fire

    • 1.2Medicine

      provocar el parto to induce labor
      • las pastillas le provocaron una reacción cutánea the pills caused / brought on a skin reaction
      • el antígeno provoca la formación de anticuerpos the antigen stimulates the production of antibodies

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    • 2.1(al enfado)

      to provoke

    • 2.2(en sentido sexual)

      to lead … on

intransitive verb

Andes
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    (apetecer)
    ¿le provoca un traguito? do you want a drink?

pronominal verb

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    se disparó un tiro provocándose la muerte he shot (and killed) himself