What are some opposite words for aggravate?

Antonyms for aggravate
ˈæg rəˌveɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term aggravate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate(verb)

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"

    Synonyms:
    infuriate, incense, worsen, decline, exacerbate, exasperate

  2. exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate(verb)

    exasperate or irritate

    Synonyms:
    infuriate, incense, worsen, exacerbate, exasperate

Wiktionary

  1. aggravate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    provoke, intensify, heighten, increase, exaggerate, exasperate, magnify, irritate

  2. aggravate(verb)

    To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.

    Synonyms:
    heighten, irritate, increase, magnify, exaggerate, intensify, provoke, exasperate

  3. aggravate(verb)

    To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. — William Paley.

    Synonyms:
    exasperate, intensify, exaggerate, provoke, magnify, heighten, increase, irritate

  4. aggravate(verb)

    To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate.

    If both were to aggravate her parents, as my brother and sister do mine. — Samuel Richardson Clarissa.

    Synonyms:
    magnify, exasperate, irritate, provoke, intensify, exaggerate, heighten, increase

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aggravate

    One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

    Synonyms:
    affront, annoy, displease, exasperate, insult, irritate, offend, provoke, tease, vex, wound

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. aggravate

    Antonyms:
    soothe, conciliate, assuage, diminish, palliate, neutralize, soften, lessen, alleviate, attenuate, mitigate

    Synonyms:
    exasperate, provoke, wound, heighten, intensify, irritate, make worse, increase, enhance embitter, magnify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aggravate(v)

    Synonyms:
    intensify, heighten, enhance, increase, exasperate, irritate, provoke

How to use aggravate in a sentence?

  1. Pope Francis:

    A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system, humanity is called to recognise the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption, in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it.

  2. Ahmed Al-Qureshi:

    What could aggravate the problem even more is the complete halt of the education process in Yemen's most populous areas, which will lead boys to go to battle as child soldiers and girls to early marriages.

  3. Brian Gu:

    The difficulties that EV start-ups have encountered, such as the auto sales decline, harsh fundraising environment and subsidies reduction, all started last year, the outbreak will aggravate these issues that already had existed.

  4. Jacob Zuma:

    They sang provocative songs and made inflammatory remarks which tended to aggravate an already volatile situation.

  5. John Kasich:

    They were predicting they were going to win like four states, they won some caucus somewhere. What was it, Minnesota or something? That's really, that's...frankly it doesn't even aggravate me because it's silly.

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