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English verb: exasperate

1. exasperate (emotion) exasperate or irritate


ExamplesThe bad news will exasperate him


Synonymsaggravate, exacerbate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)anger

2. exasperate (emotion) make furious


Synonymsincense, infuriate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)anger

3. exasperate (change) make worse


SamplesThis drug aggravates the pain.


Synonymsaggravate, exacerbate, worsen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)cheapen, degrade, inflame, irritate


Antonymsameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better









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