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ac·er·bate

 (ăs′ər-bāt′)
tr.v. ac·er·bat·ed, ac·er·bat·ing, ac·er·bates
To vex or annoy.

[Latin acerbāre, acerbāt-, to make harsh, from acerbus, harsh; see acerbic.]

acerbate

(ˈæsəˌbeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to embitter or exasperate
2. to make sour or bitter

ac•er•bate

(ˈæs ərˌbeɪt)

v.t. -bat•ed, -bat•ing.
1. to make sour or bitter.
2. to exasperate or embitter.
[1725–35; < Latin]

acerbate


Past participle: acerbated
Gerund: acerbating

Imperative
acerbate
acerbate
Present
I acerbate
you acerbate
he/she/it acerbates
we acerbate
you acerbate
they acerbate
Preterite
I acerbated
you acerbated
he/she/it acerbated
we acerbated
you acerbated
they acerbated
Present Continuous
I am acerbating
you are acerbating
he/she/it is acerbating
we are acerbating
you are acerbating
they are acerbating
Present Perfect
I have acerbated
you have acerbated
he/she/it has acerbated
we have acerbated
you have acerbated
they have acerbated
Past Continuous
I was acerbating
you were acerbating
he/she/it was acerbating
we were acerbating
you were acerbating
they were acerbating
Past Perfect
I had acerbated
you had acerbated
he/she/it had acerbated
we had acerbated
you had acerbated
they had acerbated
Future
I will acerbate
you will acerbate
he/she/it will acerbate
we will acerbate
you will acerbate
they will acerbate
Future Perfect
I will have acerbated
you will have acerbated
he/she/it will have acerbated
we will have acerbated
you will have acerbated
they will have acerbated
Future Continuous
I will be acerbating
you will be acerbating
he/she/it will be acerbating
we will be acerbating
you will be acerbating
they will be acerbating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been acerbating
you have been acerbating
he/she/it has been acerbating
we have been acerbating
you have been acerbating
they have been acerbating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been acerbating
you will have been acerbating
he/she/it will have been acerbating
we will have been acerbating
you will have been acerbating
they will have been acerbating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been acerbating
you had been acerbating
he/she/it had been acerbating
we had been acerbating
you had been acerbating
they had been acerbating
Conditional
I would acerbate
you would acerbate
he/she/it would acerbate
we would acerbate
you would acerbate
they would acerbate
Past Conditional
I would have acerbated
you would have acerbated
he/she/it would have acerbated
we would have acerbated
you would have acerbated
they would have acerbated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.acerbate - cause to be bitter or resentfulacerbate - cause to be bitter or resentful; "These injustices embittered her even more"
2.acerbate - make sour or bitteracerbate - make sour or bitter      
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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