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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 the chosen creature is able to ... The ability can choose 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

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