hassle vs provoke what difference

what is difference between hassle and provoke

English

Etymology

Unknown. Probably from US Southern dialectal hassle (to pant, breathe noisily), possibly from haste +‎ -le (frequentative suffix).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæsl/
  • Rhymes: -æsəl

Noun

hassle (plural hassles)

  1. Trouble, bother, unwanted annoyances or problems.
    I went through a lot of hassle to be the first to get a ticket.
  2. A fight or argument.
  3. An action which is not worth the difficulty involved.

Translations

Verb

hassle (third-person singular simple present hassles, present participle hassling, simple past and past participle hassled)

  1. To trouble, to bother, to annoy.
  2. To pick a fight or start an argument.

Translations

References

  • hassle at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Hassel, Lashes, halses, lashes, selahs, shales, sheals


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French provoquer, from Old French, from Latin prōvocāre. Doublet of provocate.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəˈvəʊk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pɹəˈvoʊk/
  • Rhymes: -əʊk

Verb

provoke (third-person singular simple present provokes, present participle provoking, simple past and past participle provoked)

  1. (transitive) To cause someone to become annoyed or angry.
    • Ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath.
  2. (transitive) To bring about a reaction.
    • 1881, John Burroughs, Pepacton
      To the poet the meaning is what he pleases to make it, what it provokes in his own soul.
  3. (obsolete) To appeal.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)

Synonyms

  • (bring about a reaction): bring about, discompose, egg on, engender, evoke, grill, incite, induce, inflame, instigate, invoke, rouse, set off, stir up, whip up; see also Thesaurus:incite

Derived terms

  • provocation
  • provocative

Related terms

  • evoke
  • invoke
  • provocateur
  • revoke

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