What does aggravate mean?

Definitions for aggravate
ˈæg rəˌveɪtag·gra·vate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperate(verb)

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"

  2. exacerbate, exasperate, aggravate(verb)

    exasperate or irritate

Wiktionary

  1. aggravate(Verb)

    To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.

    Etymology: From aggravatus, past participle of aggravare, from ad + gravare, from gravis. See grave and compare aggrieve and aggredge.

  2. aggravate(Verb)

    To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. u2014 William Paley.

    Etymology: From aggravatus, past participle of aggravare, from ad + gravare, from gravis. See grave and compare aggrieve and aggredge.

  3. aggravate(Verb)

    To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate.

    If both were to aggravate her parents, as my brother and sister do mine. u2014 Samuel Richardson Clarissa.

    Etymology: From aggravatus, past participle of aggravare, from ad + gravare, from gravis. See grave and compare aggrieve and aggredge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aggravate(verb)

    to make heavy or heavier; to add to; to increase

  2. Aggravate(verb)

    to make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify

  3. Aggravate(verb)

    to give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances

  4. Aggravate(verb)

    to exasperate; to provoke; to irritate

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aggravate

    ag′grav-āt, v.t. to make worse: to provoke.—adj. Ag′gravating.—adv. Ag′gravatingly.—n. Aggravā′tion, a making worse: any quality or circumstance which makes a thing worse: an exaggeration. [L. aggravāread, to, gravis, heavy. See Grave.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggravate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aggravate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of aggravate in a Sentence

  1. Richard Broome:

    Dust may aggravate existing heart and lung conditions and cause symptoms like eye irritation and cough, symptoms can occur for several days after dust is inhaled, so people with the chronic conditions need to be vigilant with their treatment programs.

  2. Dmitry Shlyakhtin:

    It won't aggravate (the situation), it's complex anyway.

  3. Jacob Zuma:

    They sang provocative songs and made inflammatory remarks which tended to aggravate an already volatile situation.

  4. Brian Gu:

    The difficulties that EV start-ups have encountered, such as the auto sales decline, harsh fundraising environment and subsidies reduction, all started last year, the outbreak will aggravate these issues that already had existed.

  5. John Kasich:

    They were predicting they were going to win like four states, they won some caucus somewhere. What was it, Minnesota or something? That's really, that's...frankly it doesn't even aggravate me because it's silly.

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