Synonyms for aggravate
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To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.
To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. — William Paley.
To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate.
If both were to aggravate her parents, as my brother and sister do mine. — Samuel Richardson Clarissa.
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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.
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It won't aggravate (the situation), it's complex anyway.
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.
Free riders aggravate me.
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.
They sang provocative songs and made inflammatory remarks which tended to aggravate an already volatile situation.
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- تزيد من حدةArabic
- ядосвам, утежнявам, влошавамBulgarian
- ärgern, verbittern, erschweren, verschlimmernGerman
- exasperar, agravar, irritar, empeorarSpanish
- suututtaa, pahentaa, ärsyttääFinnish
- വഷളാക്കുക, അലോസരപ്പെടുത്തുക, ഊതിപ്പെരുപ്പിക്കുകMalayalam
- forverreNorwegian Nynorsk
- provocar, abusarPortuguese
- усложнять, усугублять, раздражатьRussian
- తీవ్రతరం చేస్తాయిTelugu
- làm nặng thêmVietnamese
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