Verb(1) provoke the hostility of(2) act in opposition to
(1) He liked his neighbour and didn't want to antagonize him.(2) Why go out of the way to offend and antagonize religious people?(3) The biggest drawback to this plan is that it will antagonize opponents of outsourcing.(4) The other two cats aren't openly hostile to her, but they seem to want to antagonize her.(5) I fully admit I have gone out of my way on more than one occasion to needle and to antagonize him.(6) the aim was to antagonize visiting supporters(7) For those people who already have substantial hearing loss, researchers are also optimizing compounds that antagonize specific cell cycle proteins resulting in new cell division or proliferation.(8) She antagonised her civil servants, infuriated her leaders, insulted colleagues.(9) He tried antagonising me and being patronising and condescending but he didn't intimidate me.(10) Another approach is using drugs to antagonise the peripheral effects of opioids so that bowel dysfunction is reversed, speeding discharge from hospital.(11) They also found that ADHD children responded variably to different B vitamins, with pyridoxine and thiamine antagonizing each other's benefits.(12) No matter how hard he tries, you can't help but feel that he secretly enjoys antagonising his readers.(13) After all, it's a tiny place that earns a substantial part of its living by hosting the enormous EU bureaucracy so it's not the kind of country that stands to benefit from antagonising anybody.(14) He was less aggressive today but we played against a team that also wanted just to play football and not antagonise him.(15) I absolve him - though I would not do the same for all his cabinet colleagues - of a desire not to antagonise the voters to whom the Conservative advertisement was meant to appeal.(16) But he quickly antagonises local people who want the land to be owned and used for the community's benefit.
(1) antagonize :: antagonize
1. arouse hostility in ::
ennyn gelyniaeth yn
2. alienate ::
3. anger ::
4. annoy ::
5. provoke ::
6. vex ::
7. irritate ::
8. rub the wrong way ::
rhwbio'r y ffordd anghywir
9. aggravate ::
10. rile ::
11. needle ::
12. rattle someone's cage ::
ysgwyd cawell rhywun
13. get someone's back up ::
fynd yn ôl rhywun i fyny
Different Formsantagonize, antagonized, antagonizes, antagonizing
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We have to be careful
not to ANTAGONIZE him.
Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 4
Oh, please, you're just saying this
to ANTAGONIZE me.
The Big Bang Theory Season 10, Episode 1
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