See also: provocó and provocò





  1. first-person singular present indicative form of provocar




From prō- (in front of, for) +‎ vocō (call).



prōvocō (present infinitive prōvocāre, perfect active prōvocāvī, supine prōvocātum); first conjugation

  1. I call forth
  2. I challenge
  3. I provoke


   Conjugation of provoco (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōvocō prōvocās prōvocat prōvocāmus prōvocātis prōvocant
imperfect prōvocābam prōvocābās prōvocābat prōvocābāmus prōvocābātis prōvocābant
future prōvocābō prōvocābis prōvocābit prōvocābimus prōvocābitis prōvocābunt
perfect prōvocāvī prōvocāvistī, prōvocāsti1 prōvocāvit prōvocāvimus prōvocāvistis, prōvocāstis1 prōvocāvērunt, prōvocāvēre
pluperfect prōvocāveram prōvocāverās prōvocāverat prōvocāverāmus prōvocāverātis prōvocāverant
future perfect prōvocāverō prōvocāveris prōvocāverit prōvocāverimus prōvocāveritis prōvocāverint
passive present prōvocor prōvocāris, prōvocāre prōvocātur prōvocāmur prōvocāminī prōvocantur
imperfect prōvocābar prōvocābāris, prōvocābāre prōvocābātur prōvocābāmur prōvocābāminī prōvocābantur
future prōvocābor prōvocāberis, prōvocābere prōvocābitur prōvocābimur prōvocābiminī prōvocābuntur
perfect prōvocātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect prōvocātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect prōvocātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōvocem prōvocēs prōvocet prōvocēmus prōvocētis prōvocent
imperfect prōvocārem prōvocārēs prōvocāret prōvocārēmus prōvocārētis prōvocārent
perfect prōvocāverim prōvocāverīs prōvocāverit prōvocāverīmus prōvocāverītis prōvocāverint
pluperfect prōvocāvissem, prōvocāssem1 prōvocāvissēs, prōvocāsses1 prōvocāvisset, prōvocāsset1 prōvocāvissēmus, prōvocāssemus1 prōvocāvissētis, prōvocāssetis1 prōvocāvissent, prōvocāssent1
passive present prōvocer prōvocēris, prōvocēre prōvocētur prōvocēmur prōvocēminī prōvocentur
imperfect prōvocārer prōvocārēris, prōvocārēre prōvocārētur prōvocārēmur prōvocārēminī prōvocārentur
perfect prōvocātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect prōvocātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present prōvocā prōvocāte
future prōvocātō prōvocātō prōvocātōte prōvocantō
passive present prōvocāre prōvocāminī
future prōvocātor prōvocātor prōvocantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives prōvocāre prōvocāvisse, prōvocāsse1 prōvocātūrus esse prōvocārī prōvocātus esse prōvocātum īrī
participles prōvocāns prōvocātūrus prōvocātus prōvocandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
prōvocāre prōvocandī prōvocandō prōvocandum prōvocātum prōvocātū

1At least one rare poetic syncopated perfect form is attested.


  • provoco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • provoco in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • provoco” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to appeal to the people: provocare ad populum (Liv. 2. 55)
    • to provoke the enemy to battle: proelio (ad pugnam) hostes lacessere, provocare





  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of provocar.