aggravate


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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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2 : to make angry usually by bothering again and again <All of these delays really aggravate me.>
During this period I suggest cross training with biking, walking, swimming, or whatever activity you find that does not aggravate your injury.
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.
Although we have found that the pinching itself was not insulting behaviour nor did it refer to Mr Evra's colour, such physical contact as part of a confrontation in which the insulting words were used served to aggravate the misconduct.
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.