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synonyms for exacerbates

  • 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 exacerbates

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  • aid
  • alleviate
  • appease
  • calm
  • delight
  • help
  • improve
  • make happy
  • please
  • soothe
  • comfort
  • compose
  • pacify
  • placate
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How to use exacerbates in a sentence

But one of the curses of squalor is that it exacerbates the mildest temper, corrodes and embitters every one it touches.
THE RECORD OF NICHOLAS FREYDONA. J. (ALEC JOHN) DAWSON
It fritters away the attention and exacerbates their natural frivolity.
WINGS AND THE CHILDE. [EDITH] NESBIT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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