Definitions for antagonizeænˈtæg əˌnaɪz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an•tag•o•nizeænˈtæg əˌnaɪz(v.t.)-nized, -niz•ing.
to cause to become hostile; make an enemy or opponent of:
His speech antagonized many voters.
to act in opposition to; oppose.
Origin of antagonize:
1625–35; < Gk antagōnízesthai to contend against, dispute with. See ant -, agonize
provoke the hostility of
"Don't antagonize your boss"
antagonize, antagonise, counteract(verb)
act in opposition to
To work against; oppose; especially to incite reaction.
The other children constantly antagonized Joe to the point of tears.
to contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract
to act in opposition
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