aggravate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to help make worse or even more problematic.
    • To rouse to exasperation or anger; provoke. See Synonyms at annoy.
    • which will make heavy or heavier; to increase; to boost.
    • To make even worse, or even more serious; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to produce more offensive; to improve; to intensify.
    • to offer color to in information; to exaggerate.
    • To exasperate; to trigger; to irritate.
  • verb:
    • In order to make worse, or even more serious; to make less bearable or less excusable; to produce much more offensive; to boost; to intensify.
    • To give coloring to in information; to exaggerate; since, to aggravate situations. — William Paley.
    • To exasperate; to trigger; to aggravate.
    • make even worse
    • exasperate or irritate
  • others:
    • really, to incorporate body weight to or upon; boost the amount, quantity, or power of; make weightier by additional quantity or burden.
    • to produce much more grave or hefty; boost the weight or stress of; intensify, as anything wicked, disorderly, or troublesome: because, to aggravate guilt or crime, the evils or annoyances of life, etc.
    • To exaggerate; give coloring to in information; offer an exaggerated representation of: as, to aggravate circumstances.
    • To provoke; irritate; tease.
    • Synonyms To increase, raise, boost, magnify; overstate. See listing under exaggerate.

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