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verb [transitive] antagonize pronunciation in British English /ænˈtæɡənaɪz/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleantagonizing
past tenseantagonized
past participleantagonized
  1. to make someone feel angry with you, so that they start to dislike you or have a negative attitude towards you

    They were always careful not to antagonize rural voters.



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