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stimulate, provoke
v. provide the needed stimulus for
kick up, call forth, evoke, provoke
v. evoke or provoke to appear or occur; "Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple"
chivvy, chivy, beset, harass, provoke, harry, plague, hassle, molest, chevy
v. annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

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excruciate, torment, torture
v. subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible"
instigate, inspire, prompt
v. serve as the inciting cause of; "She prompted me to call my relatives"
heckle
v. challenge aggressively
hasten, rush, stimulate, induce
v. cause to occur rapidly; "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"
trouble, upset, disturb
v. move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
gall, irk
v. irritate or vex; "It galls me that we lost the suit"
vex
v. subject to prolonged examination, discussion, or deliberation; "vex the subject of the death penalty"
sorrow, grieve
v. feel grief
aggrieve, grieve
v. cause to feel sorrow; "his behavior grieves his mother"
afflict
v. cause great unhappiness for; distress; "she was afflicted by the death of her parents"
distress
v. cause mental pain to; "The news of her child's illness distressed the mother"
excruciate, rack, torture, torment
v. torment emotionally or mentally
frustrate, dun, crucify, bedevil, rag, torment
v. treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher"
beleaguer, bug, pester, badger, tease
v. annoy persistently; "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"
aggravate, exasperate, exacerbate
v. exasperate or irritate
hunt
v. search (an area) for prey; "The King used to hunt these forests"
demolish, smash, crush
v. humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
inconvenience oneself, trouble oneself, bother, trouble
v. take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"
bother
v. make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
ill-treat, ill-use, step, abuse, maltreat, mistreat
v. treat badly; "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"
molest
v. harass or assault sexually; make indecent advances to
victimise, victimize
v. make a victim of; "I was victimized by this con-man"
oppress, persecute
v. cause to suffer; "Jews were persecuted in the former Soviet Union"

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send for, call
v. order, request, or command to come; "She was called into the director's office"; "Call the police!"

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