HyperDic: worsen

English > 2 senses of the word worsen:
VERBchangeworsen, declinegrow worse
changeworsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperatemake worse
worsen > pronunciation
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > worsen: 2 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningGrow worse.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Example"Conditions in the slum worsened"
Narrowerdeprive, impoverishtake away
devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerateGrow worse
failget worse
inflameBecome inflamed
regress, retrograde, retrogressget worse or fall back to a previous condition
sicken, come downGet sick
slip, drop off, drop away, fall awayget worse
sufferget worse
suffer, loseBe set at a disadvantage
tumbleSuffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
turn downTake a downward direction
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositebetter, improve, ameliorate, meliorateGet better
Spanishagravar, decaer, declinar, empeorar
Catalandecaure, declinar, empitjorar
Nounsworseningprocess of changing to an inferior state
English > worsen: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake worse.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsaggravate, 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
Nounsworseningchanging something with the result that it becomes worse

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