Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb aggravate

2 senses of aggravate

Sense 1
worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate -- (make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate -- (exasperate or irritate)
       => anger -- (make angry; "The news angered him")

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