HyperDic: antagonize

English > 2 senses of the word antagonize:
VERBemotionantagonize, antagoniseprovoke the hostility of
socialantagonize, antagonise, counteractact in opposition to
antagonize > pronunciation
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > antagonize: 2 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningProvoke the hostility of.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to antagonize Sue
Example"Don't antagonize your boss"
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
English > antagonize: 2 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningact in opposition to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsantagonise, counteract
Broaderact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Spanishcontrariar, contrarrestar, llevar la contraria, llevar la contra

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