Definition Of aggravate


annoy or exasperate (someone), especially persistently.

the gesture aggravated me even more

make (a problem, injury, or offense) worse or more serious.

military action would only aggravate the situation

Example Of aggravate

  • Advanced disease and intensive multi-modality treatment aggravates problems like speech disturbances, eating problems, and disfigurement.

  • After explaining myself to the very aggravated and annoyed teacher who had exclaimed upon my arrival that I had cut class everything seemed to calm down.

  • An hour we sat, miffed and aggravated until we finally escaped and arrived at our destination.

  • And when you separate the illness from the patient, you free the parents up to be aggravated and very clear about what they're fighting.

  • As it is, I find the navigation aggravatingly , ironically useless.

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