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Synonyms for antagonize
ænˈtæg əˌnaɪzan·tag·o·nize

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  1. antagonizeverb

    Synonyms:
    oppose, harass, excruciate, pester

    Antonyms:
    quell, appease

  2. antagonizeverb

    To work against; oppose; especially to incite reaction.

    The other children constantly antagonized Joe to the point of tears.

    Synonyms:
    pester, harass, oppose, excruciate

    Antonyms:
    quell, appease

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antagonize, antagoniseverb

    provoke the hostility of

    "Don't antagonize your boss"

    Synonyms:
    antagonise, counteract

  2. antagonize, antagonise, counteractverb

    act in opposition to

    Synonyms:
    counteract, subvert, counterbalance, countervail, neutralize, weaken, countermine, antagonise, sabotage, countercheck, undermine

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  1. List of paraphrases for "antagonize":

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#12242oppose
#17827undermine
#25411weaken
#26077sabotage
#34128harass
#36830counteract
#39656neutralize
#51579subvert
#67974counterbalance
#90108pester
#101952antagonize
#276060antagonise
#310124countervail

How to use antagonize in a sentence?

  1. Mark Zuckerberg:

    Let's try not to antagonize her further.

  2. Town Marshal David Smith:

    The issues we deal with are usually from someone who may be wanting to make a name for themselves and tries to harass or in some way antagonize an outlaw motorcycle gang member.

  3. Julian Sanchez:

    There’s plenty of scaremongering around steps broadband providers could take in the absence of neutrality regulation — blocking off certain sites, or charging extra fees to access certain services — but not a ton of reason to think they would do these things, which would antagonize customers, be technically tricky to enforce against sophisticated users, and invite the re-imposition of regulations, what’s more realistic is the introduction of plans that provide higher speeds for specific bandwidth-intensive services.

  4. Mohit Verma:

    Samay Kumar was scared. Samay Kumar didn't want to antagonize the police further.

  5. Dilxat Raxit:

    (The government is) using television to incite the Chinese people to antagonize the Uighurs because their own policies have led to the reality of people fleeing.


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