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Definition of aggravate:

  1. To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate.
  2. To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances.
  3. To make heavy or heavier; to add to; to increase.
  4. To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.

Synonyms:

exasperate, bug, study at, affront, wound, enhance, insult, increase, exacerbate, deepen, gall, complicate, nettle, feelings, displease, heighten, worsen, redouble, decline, rile, put out, get, ruffle, intensify, offend, incense, provoke, pain.

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