HyperDic: antagonise

English > 2 senses of the word antagonise:
VERBsocialantagonise, antagonize, counteractact in opposition to
emotionantagonise, antagonizeprovoke the hostility of
English > antagonise: 2 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningact in opposition to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsantagonize, counteract
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcontrariar, contrarrestar, llevar la contraria, llevar la contra
Catalancontrarestar
Nounsantagonismthe relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
English > antagonise: 2 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningProvoke the hostility of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to antagonise Sue
Synonymantagonize
Broaderannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilCause annoyance in
Spanishantagonizar, cizañar, enemistar
Catalanmalmesclar, sembrar la zitzània
Nounsantagonisman actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
antagonisma state of deep-seated ill-will

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