HyperDic: aggravate

English > 2 senses of the word aggravate:
VERBchangeaggravate, worsen, exacerbate, exasperatemake worse
emotionaggravate, exacerbate, exasperateexasperate or irritate
aggravate > pronunciation
Soundsae'grahvey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > aggravate: 2 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake worse.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"This drug aggravates the pain"
Synonymsworsen, exacerbate, exasperate
Narrowerdegrade, cheapenLower the grade of something
inflameCause inflammation in
irritateexcite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositebetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishagravar, empeorar, exacerbar, exasperar, recrudecer
Catalanagreujar-se, agreujar, aguditzar-se, empitjorar, endanyar, endenyar, engrevir, exacerbar, exasperar
Nounsaggravationaction / action that makes a problem or a disease (or its symptoms / symptoms) worse
English > aggravate: 2 senses > verb 2, emotion
Meaningexasperate or irritate.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsexacerbate, exasperate
Broaderangermake angry
Spanishagravar, deseperar, encolerizar, exacerbar, exasperar, irritar
Catalanagreujar, encolerir, enfellonir, exasperar, irritar
Nounsaggravationunfriendly behavior that causes anger / anger or resentment
aggravationan exasperated feeling of annoyance
aggravatoran unpleasant person who is annoying or exasperating

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