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aggravate

verb

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1 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts
  • it really aggravates me when I arrive 10 minutes before the stated closing time, and the store's closed already

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2 to make more severe
  • overheated rhetoric that only aggravated an already tense situation

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The first known use of aggravate was in 1530

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“Aggravate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/aggravate. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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