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.