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Synonyms for exacerbate
ɪgˈzæs ərˌbeɪt, ɛkˈsæs-

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"

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

  2. exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate(verb)

    exasperate or irritate

    Synonyms:
    infuriate, incense, worsen, exasperate, aggravate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. exacerbate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    irritate, exasperate, provoke, imbitter, inflame, excite, infuriate

  2. exacerbate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    aggravate, heighten, increase

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How to use exacerbate in a sentence?

  1. Michael Needham:

    Heritage Action has always been a free trade organization, but free-market conservatives are understandably split on this president's request for fast track authority, including an egregiously ineffective welfare program in a bill intended to promote trade will only exacerbate the problem. Conservatives should oppose any effort to combine these two bills.

  2. Jamie McGoldrick:

    What will happen is that this cholera outbreak will in fact exacerbate the conditions and the threat of famine in more places than ever in the country.

  3. Defence Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng:

    This will further exacerbate contradictions and up the ante on the Internet arms race. We are concerned and worried about this.

  4. Koya Miyamae:

    Companies are turning cautious about base pay hikes as the new virus outbreak will exacerbate declines in profits, as the virus outbreak deepens, labour unions are also losing momentum towards base pay hikes, and both manufacturers and non-manufacturers become half-hearted about wage hikes.

  5. Dona Stewart:

    Environmental issues certainly can exacerbate the economic and political drivers of conflict.


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