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  • verbannoy
  • verbcause to become worse

synonyms for aggravates

  • bother
  • irritate
  • provoke
  • bug
  • bum
  • dog
  • exasperate
  • gall
  • get
  • grate
  • hack
  • irk
  • nag
  • needle
  • nettle
  • peeve
  • pester
  • pique
  • tease
  • vex
  • be at
  • be on the back of
  • drive up the wall
  • get on one's nerves
  • get to
  • give a hard time
  • pick on
  • wig
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antonyms for aggravates

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  • aid
  • delight
  • help
  • please
  • calm
  • make happy
  • soothe
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • gladden
  • improve
  • mollify
  • relieve
  • soften
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How to use aggravates in a sentence

Even if this is true, (indeed, if this is the case, it only aggravates the insult); avoid such retrospection.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
No: on the contrary, it aggravates his offence; because he has afforded others an example of corrupt and illegal conduct.
THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE EDMUND BURKE, VOL. XI. (OF 12)EDMUND BURKE
That easily aggravates such attacks; I do not suffer from them, but I make provision, as it suits me best to be here at noon.
DELUSION AND DREAMWILHELM JENSEN
There is other testimony which aggravates the case still further.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME VIII (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
But what aggravates my sufferings yet more is, that we began to be miserable at a time when we seemed the least to deserve it.
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND HELOISEPETER ABELARD
And that which aggravates the evil of these things is, That London should be guilty of such Apostacy from the truth.
A VINDICATION OF THE PRESBYTERIALL-GOVERNMENT AND MINISTRYMINISTERS AND ELDERS OF THE LONDON PROVINCIALL ASSEMBLY
In both of these distemperatures the elevation of the temperature of the vat aggravates the evil.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
The nervous twitching at the bit and the attempt to govern them by reason of your superior age or knowledge aggravates the evil.
THE SECRET OF A HAPPY HOME (1896)MARION HARLAND
In such cases, however, great care is required to avoid too long a chill, which always aggravates the glandular congestion.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, VOLUME 1, NO. 2, JULY, 1850.VARIOUS
What, in M. Rochers opinion, aggravates the evil is the practice of not burying the bodies of those who die of this disease.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
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