Definitions for antagonizeænˈtæg əˌnaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•tag•o•nizeænˈtæg əˌnaɪz(v.t.)-nized, -niz•ing.

  1. to cause to become hostile; make an enemy or opponent of:

    His speech antagonized many voters.

  2. to act in opposition to; oppose.

Origin of antagonize:

1625–35; < Gk antagōnízesthai to contend against, dispute with. See ant -, agonize


Princeton's WordNet

  1. antagonize, antagonise(verb)

    provoke the hostility of

    "Don't antagonize your boss"

  2. antagonize, antagonise, counteract(verb)

    act in opposition to


  1. antagonize(Verb)

    To work against; oppose; especially to incite reaction.

    The other children constantly antagonized Joe to the point of tears.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antagonize(verb)

    to contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract

  2. Antagonize(verb)

    to act in opposition


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