Antonyms of PROVOKE

Examples of usage:

  1. Then he tried being angry with her himself; he was sometimes unjust to her consciously and of a purpose, in order to provoke her into defending herself, and appealing against his unkindness. "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  2. Moreover, they do not imply or provoke on the part of the ego any moral judgment properly so called. "Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History" by Auguste Sabatier
  3. And if, as they began to believe, he were a " medicine- wolf," an animal gifted with supernatural powers, then it was only inviting death to provoke him. "Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
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