Definition of provoker in US English:



  • See provoke

    • ‘To a significant degree, the victim was an initiator, willing participant, aggressor, or provoker of the incident.’
    • ‘The anxiety provokers - media, politicians, and arm chair generals - increase our level of fear, often for self-serving reasons.’
    • ‘But he was no foolish provoker of hostility and was content to pay up when the toll collectors arrived with weaponry.’
    • ‘As the family enacts various events or uses role play, the therapist may ask questions, direct interactions, or make comments, acting as a reporter, involved audience provoker, or director.’
    • ‘That guy is a provoker, a really bad person, but the way I see it, the more I talk about it, the more he gets what he wants.’