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antagonize Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb provoke the hostility of
    antagonise.
    • Don't antagonize your boss
  2. verb act in opposition to
    counteract; antagonise.
WordNet

An*tag"o*nize transitive verb
Etymology
Gr. . See Antagonism.
Wordforms
imperfect & past participle Antagonized present participle & verbal noun Antagonozing
Definitions
  1. To contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract.
An*tag"o*nize intransitive verb
Definitions
  1. To act in opposition.

Webster 1913


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