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Synonyms for aggravate



Synonyms for aggravate

to make greater in intensity or severity

to trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations

Synonyms for aggravate

exasperate or irritate

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Hear her say not vary, and us dining at three, and loonching off pasthry thot aggravates a mon 'stead of pacifying him
In his account of the mission, where his veracity is most to be suspected, he neither exaggerates overmuch the merits of the Jesuits, if we consider the partial regard paid by the Portuguese to their countrymen, by the Jesuits to their society, and by the Papists to their church, nor aggravates the vices of the Abyssins; but if the reader will not be satisfied with a Popish account of a Popish mission, he may have recourse to the history of the church of Abyssinia, written by Dr.
As part of the President's authority to establish maximum sentences for an offense, the President has established certain facts that aggravate an offense and increase the maximum punishment.
Tree-ring evidence, reconstructed rainfall over Durango, Mexico during the 16th century (6), adds support to the hypothesis that unusual climatic conditions may have interacted with host-population dynamics and the cocoliztli virus to aggravate the epidemics of 1545 and 1576.
Generally, weight-bearing activities (such as running or jogging) can aggravate arthritis of the lumbar spine.
You can aggravate a cough by smoking tobacco, or aggravate an argument by turning it into a fistfight.
On the other hand, if these two people were genuinely committed to communicating and absolutely unafraid and unresistant to hearing any kind of truths whatsoever or to facing any kinds of conflict, then open discussion would not aggravate their problems.
Alpha interferons, including Interferon alfacon-1, cause or aggravate fatal or life-threatening neuropsychiatric, autoimmune, ischemic, and infectious disorders.
Panel chairman Professor Martin Wasik said, ``Falling asleep is more likely to aggravate than mitigate the seriousness of an offence because drivers do not normally fall asleep without warning.