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English verb: worsen

1. worsen (change) grow worse


SamplesConditions in the slum worsened.


Synonymsdecline


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)come down, degenerate, deprive, deteriorate, devolve, drop, drop away, drop off, fail, fall away, impoverish, inflame, lose, regress, retrograde, retrogress, sicken, slip, suffer, suffer, tumble, turn down


Antonymsameliorate, improve, meliorate, better

2. worsen (change) make worse


SamplesThis drug aggravates the pain.


Synonymsaggravate, exacerbate, exasperate


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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