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synonyms for exacerbating

  • 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 exacerbating

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

Broadside writer Kristine Gill talks to employees with disabilities about how working from home has leveled the playing field yet exacerbated certain challenges.
HOW WFH HAS AFFECTED EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIESKRISTINE GILLOCTOBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
“Public banks are uniquely able to address the economic inequality and structural racism exacerbated by the banking industry’s discriminatory policies and predatory practices,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a statement.
EXCLUSIVE: RASHIDA TLAIB AND AOC HAVE A PROPOSAL FOR A FAIRER FINANCIAL SYSTEM — PUBLIC BANKINGEMILY STEWARTOCTOBER 30, 2020VOX
Those sentiments have been exacerbated this year with the global pandemic and the racial justice protests, young voters said.
GEN Z, MILLENNIAL VOTERS EMBRACE ACTIVISM AND VOTING, AS YOUTH TURNOUT SURGES AHEAD OF ELECTION DAYMICHELLE LEEOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For weeks this spring, workers across the country waited to receive benefits, a problem that was exacerbated by the confusion states had in setting up the new PUA program.
HE MADE A MINOR MISTAKE FILLING OUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT FORM. THEN THE STATE DEMANDED $14,990 FROM HIM.BY AVA KOFMANOCTOBER 29, 2020PROPUBLICA
Additional delays, they said, “will only exacerbate the burdens” that those along the alignment have faced since construction started in 2017.
MARYLAND LAWMAKERS WRITE TO GOV. HOGAN WITH ‘DEEP’ CONCERNS ABOUT FATE OF PURPLE LINEKATHERINE SHAVEROCTOBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Tan says he hopes the app can help bridge Southeast Asia’s “income divide,” which has been exacerbated and exposed by the pandemic.
CEO ANTHONY TAN SAYS GRAB IS PARTNERING WITH MICROSOFT TO RESKILL DRIVERSEAMONBARRETTOCTOBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
So given that The 74 has paid a significant amount of attention to student achievement gaps and how they differ among socio-economic groups, the pandemic has just exacerbated those problems.
THE 74’S PUBLISHER JIM ROBERTS ON BRIDGING EQUALITY DIVIDES IN EDUCATION AND MAKING TRUST BONDS WITH AUDIENCESPIERRE BIENAIMÉOCTOBER 27, 2020DIGIDAY
That problem, from a conservative point of view, might be exacerbated by another part of conservative constitutional doctrine.
WILL A 6-3 CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT ROLL BACK REGULATIONS ON BUSINESS? NOT SO FASTMATTHEWHEIMEROCTOBER 27, 2020FORTUNE
The anxiety of the election has been exacerbated by the pandemic, which has prompted new protocols that keep voters socially distant and also slow down the voting process.
SHOUTING MATCHES, PARTISAN RALLIES, GUNS AT POLLING PLACES: TENSIONS HIGH AT EARLY-VOTING SITESJOSH PARTLOWOCTOBER 21, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Additional evidence showed how it can damage children’s lungs and exacerbate asthma.
THE EPA REFUSES TO REDUCE POLLUTANTS LINKED TO CORONAVIRUS DEATHSBY LISA SONG AND LYLLA YOUNESOCTOBER 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
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