Antonyms of verb irritate

1 of 3 senses of irritate

Sense 2
irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")
       Antonym of soothe (Sense 2)
      => soothe -- (cause to feel better; "the medicine soothes the pain of the inflammation")

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

3 senses of irritate

Sense 1
annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")
       => displease -- (give displeasure to)

Sense 2
irritate -- (excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach")
       => worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate -- (make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain")

Sense 3
irritate -- (excite to some characteristic action or condition, such as motion, contraction, or nervous impulse, by the application of a stimulus; "irritate the glands of a leaf")
       => stimulate, excite -- (act as a stimulant; "The book stimulated her imagination"; "This play stimulates")

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