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grate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of grate

  1. 1 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts unintentionally or not, you say rude things that grate people Synonyms of grate aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, eat, exasperate, frost, gall, get, irritate, gripe, hack (off), irk, itch, nark [British], nettle, peeve, persecute, pique, put out, rasp, rile, ruffle, spite, vexWords Related to grate hassle, heckle; nag; inflame (also enflame), provoke, rouse; badger, bait, bullyrag (also ballyrag), devil, hagride, harass, harry, pester, plague, tease; anger, antagonize, enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, rankle, roil; agitate, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, exercise, freak (out), fret, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, miff, offend, outrageNear Antonyms of grate appease, conciliate, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; assure, cheer, comfort, console, content, quiet, reassure, solace, soothe

  2. 2 to pass roughly and noisily over or against a surface the sled grated along the bare pavement Synonyms of grate scrape, grind, rasp, scratchWords Related to grate rub; groan, whineNear Antonyms of grate glide, skate, slide

  3. 3 to press or strike against or together so as to make a scraping sound he grated the pieces of metal together Synonyms of grate crunch, gnash, grind, grit, scrape, scrunchWords Related to grate creak, groan, moan, rasp, scratch, whine; clash, collide, jangle, jar



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