[ UK /æntˈæɡənˌa‍ɪz/ ]
  1. act in opposition to
  2. provoke the hostility of
    Don't antagonize your boss
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How To Use antagonise In A Sentence

  • I fully admit I have gone out of my way on more than one occasion to needle and to antagonize him.
  • Apart from anything else, we're not living under a military regime - it just antagonises the uncommitted middle ground, who are the very people we want to win over.
  • We don't want to antagonise him, but he's got to appreciate the facts. The Sun
  • He had already become hostile and she didn't want to antagonize him further. THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS
  • Selenium appears to antagonize cadmium, especially in acute exposures.
  • It's a very delicate situation and I've no wish to antagonize him.
  • Cytokinins may reduce the effect of sugars on acclimation processes in leaves, as elevated cytokinins enhance greening and leaf protein levels, and antagonize senescence responses.
  • In his excitement, Bryza seemed to have forgotten that his irresponsible statements and actions, during his stunt as U.S. negotiator on the Karabagh (Artsakh) conflict, had antagonized some of his Washington colleagues and many others in the Caucasus. Harut Sassounian: Obama Can Now Replace Bryza With a New Nominee as Ambassador to Azerbaijan
  • For example, oxytocin's calming effects are enhanced by estrogen, but antagonized by androgen, she notes.
  • But this libertarian view antagonizes both the diversitarians and the majoritarians more than anything, more even than they antagonize each other.
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