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1. bother

verb. ['ˈbɑːðɝ'] take the trouble to do something; concern oneself.

Synonyms

  • reach
  • trouble oneself
  • inconvenience oneself
  • strain
  • trouble

Antonyms

  • arrange
  • ease
  • availability
  • accessibility

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Rhymes with Bother

  • strother
  • father

How do you pronounce bother?

Pronounce bother as ˈbɑðər.

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Sentences with bother


1. Verb, base form
Others probably know but don't bother to do anything about it.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Aphids and borers are insects that bother the lilac bush by feeding on the leaves.

Quotes about bother


1. When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.
- Marilyn Monroe

3. Sebastian just smiled. “I could hear your heart beating,” he said softly. “When you were watching me with Valentine. Did it bother you?”“That you seem to be dating my dad?” Jace shrugged. "You’re a little young for him, to be honest.”“What?” For the first time since Jace had met him, Sebastian seemed flabbergasted.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

2. bother

verb. ['ˈbɑːðɝ'] cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.

Synonyms

  • irritate
  • chivvy
  • vex
  • harass
  • molest
  • hassle
  • get to
  • provoke
  • rile
  • antagonise
  • chevvy
  • devil
  • nark
  • gravel
  • chivy
  • eat into
  • get at
  • harry
  • grate
  • chafe
  • antagonize
  • nettle
  • annoy
  • chevy
  • get under one's skin
  • rankle
  • get
  • peeve
  • displease
  • fret
  • beset
  • plague
  • ruffle

Antonyms

  • lose
  • lend
  • refuse
  • sell

3. bother

verb. ['ˈbɑːðɝ'] to cause inconvenience or discomfort to.

Synonyms

  • straiten
  • put out
  • incommode
  • impact
  • bear on
  • touch on
  • touch
  • distress
  • affect
  • trouble
  • bear upon
  • discommode
  • disoblige

Antonyms

  • suitability
  • convenience
  • suitableness
  • comfort

4. bother

verb. ['ˈbɑːðɝ'] make nervous or agitated.

Synonyms

  • agitate
  • rouse
  • charge up
  • charge
  • commove
  • turn on

Antonyms

  • take away
  • repel
  • arrive
  • attract

5. bother

noun. ['ˈbɑːðɝ'] something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness.

Synonyms

  • annoyance
  • irritant
  • botheration
  • negative stimulus
  • pain in the neck
  • pain in the ass
  • infliction
  • plague
  • pain
  • nuisance

Antonyms

  • soothe
  • better
  • stifle
  • reassure

6. bother

verb. ['ˈbɑːðɝ'] make confused or perplexed or puzzled.

Synonyms

  • put off
  • flurry
  • disconcert

Antonyms

  • pull out
  • leave
  • dissuade
  • go

7. bother

noun. ['ˈbɑːðɝ'] an angry disturbance.

Synonyms

  • fuss
  • hassle
  • trouble
  • disturbance

Antonyms

  • bore
  • refrain
  • uncover
  • cultivated plant

8. bother

verb. ['ˈbɑːðɝ'] intrude or enter uninvited.

Synonyms

  • intrude

Antonyms

  • satisfy
  • unfold
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