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1. aggravate

verb. ['ˈægrəˌveɪt'] make worse.

Synonyms

  • irritate
  • exasperate
  • alter
  • exacerbate
  • worsen
  • modify
  • change
  • inflame
  • degrade

Antonyms

  • better
  • please
  • stifle
  • deconcentrate

Etymology

  • aggravatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Aggravate

  • activate
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  • deactivate
  • elevate
  • excavate
  • inactivate
  • innovate
  • innovate
  • motivate
  • reactivate
  • renovate
  • salivate

How do you pronounce aggravate?

Pronounce aggravate as ˈægrəˌveɪt.

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Example sentences of the word aggravate


1. Verb, base form
Eating a large breakfast or lying down within two to three hours after eating may also aggravate acid reflux.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Roaches can carry diseases, aggravate the symptoms of asthmatics, and contaminate food and water.

2. aggravate

verb. ['ˈægrəˌveɪt'] exasperate or irritate.

Synonyms

  • exasperate
  • anger

Antonyms

  • enable
  • loosen
  • depersonalize

Etymology

  • aggravatus (Latin)
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