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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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Oh, go 'long with you, Tom, before you aggravate me again.
Tom Sawyer, I lay if you aggravate me a little more, I'll--"
I would have made a few comments, and requested a short history of the place from the surly owner; but his attitude at the door appeared to demand my speedy entrance, or complete departure, and I had no desire to aggravate his impatience previous to inspecting the penetralium.
Again, by gathering (as was touched before) all that you can find out, to aggravate the contempt.
They said I did at home, but I thought likely they just wanted to aggravate me.
I felt that to obtrude my consolations on her then would only serve to aggravate her sufferings.