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English verb: antagonize

1. antagonize (emotion) provoke the hostility of

SamplesDon't antagonize your boss.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to antagonize Sue


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

Broader (hypernym)annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

2. antagonize (social) act in opposition to

Synonymsantagonise, counteract

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)act, move

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