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Synonyms for acerbate

cause to be bitter or resentful

make sour or bitter

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During tough economic times, it's also crucial that the treasury function doesn't acerbate the company's cash flow situation by actually taking on more risk.
In other words, under what specific circumstances will economic engagement acerbate repressive regimes and human suffering?
Bone spicules can acerbate the condition, and it is best not to feed bones to affected animals and animals in general.
Nevertheless, in addition to internal reforms in Asian countries, international cooperation is essential to avoid a repeat of cycles of competitive devaluations that would acerbate any economic slowdown and turn it into a 1930s style depression.
Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said Tuesday China's failure to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) within the next few months could acerbate bilateral trade disputes.
Critics, on the other hand, contend the passage of the NAFTA and subsequent expansion from the current two thousand foreign-owned assembly plants or maquiladoras ("maquilas" for short) will only acerbate infrastructural problems that exist in Mexico.
Dobel, whose company is building the machinery, said the new lines will benefit world regions that face limited airlaid supply and will not acerbate the worldwide overcapacity situation in the airlaid market.
Hereditary enemies of the Tagalogs, the Macabebes had often sided with the Spanish and, because of this, had been attacked by the Katipunan during the 1896 revolt, which served to further acerbate the dislike between the two groups.