What does antagonize mean?

Definitions for antagonizeænˈtæg əˌnaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word antagonize.

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

  3. Origin: [Gr. . See Antagonism.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antagonize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antagonize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pastor Juwle Nagbe:

    For them to antagonize her, to make her look like a bad person, sometimes makes me angry, somebody should give her the respect that she deserves.

  2. Dilxat Raxit:

    (The government is) using television to incite the Chinese people to antagonize the Uighurs because their own policies have led to the reality of people fleeing.

  3. Town Marshal David Smith:

    The issues we deal with are usually from someone who may be wanting to make a name for themselves and tries to harass or in some way antagonize an outlaw motorcycle gang member.

  4. Van Cauter:

    Obesity is the major cause of insulin resistance, insulin resistance could also result from an activation of stress-responsive pathways which tend to antagonize the action of insulin.

  5. Julian Sanchez:

    There’s plenty of scaremongering around steps broadband providers could take in the absence of neutrality regulation —blocking off certain sites, or charging extra fees to access certain services —but not a ton of reason to think they woulddo these things, which would antagonize customers, be technically tricky to enforce against sophisticated users, and invite the re-imposition of regulations, what’s more realistic is the introduction of plans that provide higher speeds for specific bandwidth-intensive services.

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