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exacerbate

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  • verbinfuriate; make worse
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Synonyms for exacerbate

verb infuriate; make worse
  • aggravate
  • annoy
  • heighten
  • inflame
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • worsen
  • embitter
  • enrage
  • envenom
  • exasperate
  • excite
  • increase
  • madden
  • vex
  • add insult to injury
  • egg on
  • fan the flames
  • feed the fire
  • go from bad to worse
  • heat up
  • hit on
  • push one's button
  • rattle one's cage
  • rub salt in a wound

Antonyms for exacerbate

  • aid
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • calm
  • delight
  • help
  • improve
  • make happy
  • please
  • soothe
  • comfort
  • compose
  • pacify
  • placate
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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anger

verb. make someone mad; become mad
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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