Synonyms for aggravates

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ag-ruh-veyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæg rəˌveɪt

Top 10 synonyms for aggravates Other synonyms for the word aggravates

Définition of aggravates

Origin :
  • 1520s, "make heavy, burden down," from past participle adjective aggravate "burdened; threatened" (late 15c.), from Latin aggravatus, past participle of aggravare "to render more troublesome," literally "to make heavy" (see aggravation). Earlier in this sense was aggrege (late 14c.). Meaning "to make a bad thing worse" is from 1590s; that of "exasperate, annoy" is from 1610s.
  • To aggravate has properly only one meaning -- to make (an evil) worse or more serious. [Fowler]
  • Related: Aggravated; aggravating. Phrase aggravating circumstances is recorded from 1790.
  • verb annoy
  • verb cause to become worse
Example sentences :
  • It aggravates all the pain and suffering that it mingles with and poisons all the pleasure.
  • Extract from : « Rollo on the Atlantic » by Jacob Abbott
  • It aggravates the disease, in order to bring it to a crisis.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians » by G. G. Findlay
  • It both betrays and aggravates the rottenness that lurks within.
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible: » by Alfred Plummer
  • Every minute aggravates its sufferings, and will no one, no one come to its aid?
  • Extract from : « The New Book Of Martyrs » by Georges Duhamel
  • No one would tell me what it was; which aggravates it to the last degree.
  • Extract from : « Cripps, the Carrier » by R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
  • The Senator laments the disease, but instead of healing, aggravates it.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Jefferson Davis » by Frank H. Alfriend
  • There is other testimony which aggravates the case still further.
  • Extract from : « Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume VIII (of 20) » by Charles Sumner
  • Since grief but aggravates thy losse, Grieve not for what is past.
  • Extract from : « Book of Old Ballads » by Various
  • Under the competitive system, charity only aggravates the malady.
  • Extract from : « Solaris Farm » by Milan C. Edson
  • This aggravates the complaint, and they come into Washington in a terrible condition.
  • Extract from : « The Wound Dresser » by Walt Whitman

Antonyms for aggravates

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