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exacerbate

verb

1 exacerbate

Make worse.

synonyms: aggravate, exasperate, worsen.

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

Dutch: slechter worden, verergeren, verslechteren



2 exacerbate

Exasperate or irritate.

synonyms: aggravate, 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, acerbate, agent provocateur, aggravate, alienate, amplify, annoy, antagonize, augment, beef up, bitter, blow up, build up, chafe, complicate, concentrate, condense, consolidate, damage, deepen ... show more.

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