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an·tag·o·nize

 (ăn-tăg′ə-nīz′)
tr.v. an·tag·o·nized, an·tag·o·niz·ing, an·tag·o·niz·es
1. To incur the dislike of; provoke hostility or enmity in: antagonized her officemates with her rude behavior.
2. To counteract.

[Greek antagōnizesthai, to struggle against : anti-, anti- + agōnizesthai, to struggle (from agōn, contest; see agony).]

antagonize

(ænˈtæɡəˌnaɪz) or

antagonise

vb (tr)
1. to make hostile; annoy or irritate
2. to act in opposition to or counteract
[C17: from Greek antagōnizesthai, from anti- + agōnizesthai to strive, from agōn contest]
anˈtagoˌnizable, anˈtagoˌnisable adj
anˌtagoniˈzation, anˌtagoniˈsation n

an•tag•o•nize

(ænˈtæg əˌnaɪz)

v.t. -nized, -niz•ing.
1. to cause to become hostile; make an enemy or opponent of: His speech antagonized many voters.
2. to act in opposition to; oppose.
[1625–35; < Greek antagōnízesthai to contend against, dispute with. See ant-, agonize]
an•tag′o•niz`a•ble, adj.
an•tag`o•ni•za′tion, n.

antagonize


Past participle: antagonized
Gerund: antagonizing

Imperative
antagonize
antagonize
Present
I antagonize
you antagonize
he/she/it antagonizes
we antagonize
you antagonize
they antagonize
Preterite
I antagonized
you antagonized
he/she/it antagonized
we antagonized
you antagonized
they antagonized
Present Continuous
I am antagonizing
you are antagonizing
he/she/it is antagonizing
we are antagonizing
you are antagonizing
they are antagonizing
Present Perfect
I have antagonized
you have antagonized
he/she/it has antagonized
we have antagonized
you have antagonized
they have antagonized
Past Continuous
I was antagonizing
you were antagonizing
he/she/it was antagonizing
we were antagonizing
you were antagonizing
they were antagonizing
Past Perfect
I had antagonized
you had antagonized
he/she/it had antagonized
we had antagonized
you had antagonized
they had antagonized
Future
I will antagonize
you will antagonize
he/she/it will antagonize
we will antagonize
you will antagonize
they will antagonize
Future Perfect
I will have antagonized
you will have antagonized
he/she/it will have antagonized
we will have antagonized
you will have antagonized
they will have antagonized
Future Continuous
I will be antagonizing
you will be antagonizing
he/she/it will be antagonizing
we will be antagonizing
you will be antagonizing
they will be antagonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been antagonizing
you have been antagonizing
he/she/it has been antagonizing
we have been antagonizing
you have been antagonizing
they have been antagonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been antagonizing
you will have been antagonizing
he/she/it will have been antagonizing
we will have been antagonizing
you will have been antagonizing
they will have been antagonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been antagonizing
you had been antagonizing
he/she/it had been antagonizing
we had been antagonizing
you had been antagonizing
they had been antagonizing
Conditional
I would antagonize
you would antagonize
he/she/it would antagonize
we would antagonize
you would antagonize
they would antagonize
Past Conditional
I would have antagonized
you would have antagonized
he/she/it would have antagonized
we would have antagonized
you would have antagonized
they would have antagonized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.antagonize - provoke the hostility ofantagonize - provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
annoy, devil, gravel, irritate, nark, rile, vex, nettle, rag, bother, chafe, get at, get to - cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
2.antagonize - act in opposition to
act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

antagonize

verb annoy, anger, insult, offend, irritate, alienate, hassle (informal), aggravate (informal), gall, repel, estrange, get under your skin (informal), get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), get up your nose (informal), be on your back (slang), piss you off (taboo slang), rub (someone) up the wrong way (informal), disaffect, get in your hair (informal), get on your wick (Brit. slang) He didn't want to antagonize her.
calm, win over, soothe, disarm, appease, placate, pacify, mollify, conciliate, propitiate
Translations
znepřátelit (si)znepřátelit si
støde fra sig
suututtaa
izazvati neprijateljstvo
elidegenít magátólellenségessé tesz
vekja andúî
敵にまわす
적개심을 일으키다
znepriateliť si
stöta bort
ทำให้กลายเป็นศัตรู
gây thù địch

antagonize

[ænˈtægənaɪz] VT I don't want to antagonize himno quiero contrariarle
he managed to antagonize everybodylogró ponerse a malas con todos, logró suscitar el antagonismo de todos

antagonize

[ænˈtægənaɪz] antagonise (British) vtcontrarier
He didn't want to antagonize her → Il ne voulait pas la contrarier.

antagonize

vt persongegen sich aufbringen or stimmen; (= annoy)verärgern

antagonize

[ænˈtægəˌnaɪz] vtprovocare l'ostilità di, inimicarsi
I don't want to antagonize her → non voglio inimicarmela

antagonist

(ӕnˈtӕgənist) noun
an opponent or enemy.
anˈtagonism noun
unfriendliness, hostility.
anˌtagoˈnistic adjective
anˌtagoˈnistically adverb
anˈtagonize, anˈtagonise verb
to make an enemy of (someone). You are antagonizing her by your rudeness.

antagonize

يُعادي znepřátelit (si) støde fra sig verärgern (jemanden) ανταγωνίζομαι contrariar suututtaa éveiller l'hostilité izazvati neprijateljstvo inimicarsi 敵にまわす 적개심을 일으키다 tegen zich in het harnas jagen motarbeide sprzeciwić się antagonizar конфликтовать stöta bort ทำให้กลายเป็นศัตรู düşmanlığını kazanmak gây thù địch 敌对
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She had not much of anything to say to her father, for that matter; but he did not antagonize her.
So we had given the thing up, for the present; it would be poor wisdom to antagonize the Church.
All to be seen was shame for captivity and regret for the right to antagonize.
He did not care to antagonize an English official, for the Queen's mighty arm wielded a punitive instrument which he could appreciate, and which he feared--England's far-reaching navy.
If the officers are able to prevent a mutiny, we have nothing to fear, while if the mutineers are victorious our one slim hope lies in not having attempted to thwart or antagonize them.
Don't antagonize them: I believe that they are all mad and you know they say that one should always humor a madman.
That noise you made which you called song pleased me," he whispered, "and I will repay you by warning you not to antagonize these kaldanes.
And the King's men have no desire to antagonize you even though they may understand as little as I why you should espouse the cause of a daughter of Simon de Montfort.
A mean little revenge, thought Tarzan, and then suddenly it occurred to him that the man would not be such a fool as to antagonize him through a trivial annoyance of so petty a description.
During clinical procedures, the birds were intubated and maintained on isoflurane gas, and atipamezole was administered to antagonize the dexmedetomidine.
Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is an anti-inflammatory phytochemical agent that has recently been shown to antagonize the pro-inflammatory effects of cytokines in chondrocytes and other cells.
To further antagonize Pakistan unnecessarily is not something I would particularly think is appropriate," said the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.