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aggravate

verb

1 aggravate

Make worse:
— This drug aggravates the pain.

synonyms: exacerbate, exasperate, worsen.

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

Roget 835: aggravate, render worse, heighten, embitter, sour; exacerbate; exasperate, envenom; enrage, provoke, tease.    add fuel to the fire, add fuel to the flame; fan the flame ... show more

Roget 35: increase, augment, add to, enlarge; dilate etc. (expand) 194; grow, wax, get ahead.    gain strength; advance; run up, ... show more

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 549: exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate; amplify etc. (expand) 194; overestimate etc. 482; hyperbolize; overcharge, overstate, ... show more

Dutch: slechter worden, verergeren, verslechteren



2 aggravate

Exasperate or irritate.

synonyms: exacerbate, exasperate.

Dutch: plagen, pesten, kwellen, koeioneren, jennen, tergen, ergeren, irriteren, mishagen, misnoegen ... show more


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: accelerate, agent provocateur, aggrandize, alienate, amplify, anger, annoy, antagonize, arouse, augment, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, beef up, beset, blow up, bother, bristle, brown off ... show more.

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