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synonyms for antagonize

  • alienate
  • anger
  • annoy
  • irritate
  • offend
  • counteract
  • estrange
  • insult
  • neutralize
  • repel
  • struggle
  • work against
See also synonyms for: antagonization / antagonized

antonyms for antagonize

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  • aid
  • calm
  • make happy
  • please
  • soothe
  • agree
  • help
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How to use antagonize in a sentence

Overcoming resistanceFor some unvaccinated Americans, the FDA approval is the latest in a series of actions and appeals that have fallen flat or further antagonized them.
‘I’M STILL NOT PLANNING TO GET IT’: FDA APPROVAL NOT SWAYING SOME VACCINE HOLDOUTSDAN DIAMONDAUGUST 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
As I’ve written before, confronting people on social media—in Facebook posts, Twitter replies, Instagram comments—isn’t helpful and can antagonize others.
HOW TO TALK TO VACCINE-HESITANT PEOPLETANYA BASUAUGUST 16, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
You will do your friend no favors by antagonizing the mother of her grandchild.
MISS MANNERS: NEWSPAPER RULE STILL APPLIES, EVEN IN DIGITAL AGEJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If you want this city to prosper, you shouldn’t be antagonizing him.
IS NEW YORK CITY OVER? (EP. 434)STEPHEN J. DUBNEROCTOBER 8, 2020FREAKONOMICS
“But the SARS-CoV-2 virus has anti-interferon genes which can stop or antagonize the production or effect of interferon,” said Yuen, who measured the effects in human lung tissue.
COVID-19 SCIENTISTS FLAG KEY IMMUNE FUNCTION AS A TURNING POINT IN LIFE THREATENING CASESKDUNN6SEPTEMBER 25, 2020FORTUNE
He could not indorse the religious ideas taught in them, and he was not there that day to antagonize them.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: WAS HE A CHRISTIAN?JOHN B. REMSBURG
It is not well to antagonize the priests, who hold us firmly to this law.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
When he was angered it was as though the offender had managed to antagonize some natural law, or force or mass.
THE LONG ROLLMARY JOHNSTON
Don't antagonize him; we can't afford to fight this war on any more fronts than we are now.
ULLER UPRISINGHENRY BEAM PIPER, JOHN D. CLARK AND JOHN F. CARR
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