Aggravate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈæɡrəveɪt|  American pronunciation of the word aggravate
Brit.  |ˈaɡrəveɪt|  British pronunciation of the word aggravate

verb

- make worse(syn: exacerbate, exasperate, worsen)

This drug aggravates the pain

- exasperate or irritate (syn: exacerbate, exasperate)

Examples

She aggravated an old knee injury.

They're afraid that we might aggravate an already bad situation.

A headache can be aggravated by too much exercise.

The symptoms were aggravated by drinking alcohol.

All of these delays really aggravate me.

Our neighbors were aggravated by all the noise.

Falsehood will only aggravate your guilt.

He was exceedingly aggravated with the travel.

Their money problems were further aggravated by a rise in interest rates.

Building the new road will only aggravate the situation.

What really aggravates me is the way she won't listen.

This drug aggravates the pain

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: aggravate
he/she/it: aggravates
present participle: aggravating
past tense: aggravated
past participle: aggravated
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