pique


pique

verb

Definition of PIQUE

1
to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts <her seat companion piqued her by repeatedly poking her in the ribs>
2
to rouse to strong feeling or action <their sarcastic comments piqued him to respond in kind>
Near Antonyms calm, soothe, subdue, tranquilize (also tranquillize); appease, mollify, pacify, placate
3
to think highly of (oneself) <she piques herself on her considerable musical abilities>
Synonyms flatter, pique, plume

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