What does aggravate mean?

Definitions for aggravate
ˈæg rəˌveɪtag·gra·vate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, exasperateverb

    make worse

    "This drug aggravates the pain"

  2. exacerbate, exasperate, aggravateverb

    exasperate or irritate

Wiktionary

  1. aggravateverb

    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. aggravateverb

    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. aggravateverb

    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. Aggravateverb

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

  2. Aggravateverb

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

  3. Aggravateverb

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

  4. Aggravateverb

    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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  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. Barack Obama:

    Free riders aggravate me.

  2. Ahmed Al-Qureshi:

    What could aggravate the problem even more is the complete halt of the education process in Yemen's most populous areas, which will lead boys to go to battle as child soldiers and girls to early marriages.

  3. 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.

  4. Dmitry Shlyakhtin:

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

  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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