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List Of Magic: The Gathering Keywords - Keywords From Expert-Level Expansions (mechanics) - Provoke
... When a creature with provoke attacks, its controller may have target creature the defending player controls untap (if it is tapped) and block the attacking creature if ... a creature that can't block the creature with provoke ... Provoke is cumulative, though no creature has more than one instance of it ...

More definitions of "provoke":

  • (verb): Provide the needed stimulus for.
    Synonyms: stimulate

Famous quotes containing the word provoke:

    What avails it that you are a Christian, if you are not purer than the heathen, if you deny yourself no more, if you are not more religious? I know of many systems of religion esteemed heathenish whose precepts fill the reader with shame, and provoke him to new endeavors, though it be to the performance of rites merely.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I am sorry to think that you do not get a man’s most effective criticism until you provoke him. Severe truth is expressed with some bitterness.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill.
    Marcel Proust (1871–1922)