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English verb: aggravate

1. aggravate (change) make worse


SamplesThis drug aggravates the pain.


Synonymsexacerbate, exasperate, 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

2. aggravate (emotion) exasperate or irritate


Synonymsexacerbate, exasperate


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


Broader (hypernym)anger









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