worsen


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wors·en

 (wûr′sən)
tr. & intr.v. wors·ened, wors·en·ing, wors·ens
To make or become worse.

worsen

(ˈwɜːsən)
vb
to grow or cause to grow worse

wors•en

(ˈwɜr sən)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become worse.

worsen


Past participle: worsened
Gerund: worsening

Imperative
worsen
worsen
Present
I worsen
you worsen
he/she/it worsens
we worsen
you worsen
they worsen
Preterite
I worsened
you worsened
he/she/it worsened
we worsened
you worsened
they worsened
Present Continuous
I am worsening
you are worsening
he/she/it is worsening
we are worsening
you are worsening
they are worsening
Present Perfect
I have worsened
you have worsened
he/she/it has worsened
we have worsened
you have worsened
they have worsened
Past Continuous
I was worsening
you were worsening
he/she/it was worsening
we were worsening
you were worsening
they were worsening
Past Perfect
I had worsened
you had worsened
he/she/it had worsened
we had worsened
you had worsened
they had worsened
Future
I will worsen
you will worsen
he/she/it will worsen
we will worsen
you will worsen
they will worsen
Future Perfect
I will have worsened
you will have worsened
he/she/it will have worsened
we will have worsened
you will have worsened
they will have worsened
Future Continuous
I will be worsening
you will be worsening
he/she/it will be worsening
we will be worsening
you will be worsening
they will be worsening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been worsening
you have been worsening
he/she/it has been worsening
we have been worsening
you have been worsening
they have been worsening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been worsening
you will have been worsening
he/she/it will have been worsening
we will have been worsening
you will have been worsening
they will have been worsening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been worsening
you had been worsening
he/she/it had been worsening
we had been worsening
you had been worsening
they had been worsening
Conditional
I would worsen
you would worsen
he/she/it would worsen
we would worsen
you would worsen
they would worsen
Past Conditional
I would have worsened
you would have worsened
he/she/it would have worsened
we would have worsened
you would have worsened
they would have worsened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.worsen - grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened"
inflame - become inflamed; get sore; "His throat inflamed"
sicken, come down - get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"
degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop - grow worse; "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
impoverish, deprive - take away
fail - get worse; "Her health is declining"
tumble - suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat
drop away, fall away, slip, drop off - get worse; "My grades are slipping"
suffer - get worse; "His grades suffered"
lose, suffer - be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"
retrogress, regress, retrograde - get worse or fall back to a previous condition
turn down - take a downward direction; "The economy finally turned down after a long boom"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
2.worsen - make worseworsen - make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
irritate - excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame; "Aspirin irritates my stomach"
inflame - cause inflammation in; "The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"
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"
cheapen, degrade - lower the grade of something; reduce its worth
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

worsen

verb
1. deteriorate, decline, sink, decay, get worse, degenerate, go downhill (informal), go from bad to worse, take a turn for the worse, retrogress The security forces had to intervene to prevent the situation from worsening.
deteriorate improve, recover, mend, be on the mend
2. aggravate, damage, exacerbate, make worse These options would actually worsen the economy and add to the deficit.
aggravate improve, enhance, upgrade, mend, rectify, ameliorate

worsen

verb
To become lower in quality, character, or condition:
Idioms: go bad, go to pot, go to seed , go to the dogs.
Translations
zhoršit se
blive værreforværres
huonontua
pogoršati se
rosszabbodik
versna
悪化する
더 나쁘게 되다
försämras
ทำให้แย่ลง
daha da kötüleş mekkötüleşmek
trở nên xấu đi

worsen

[ˈwɜːsn]
A. VTempeorar
B. VIempeorar

worsen

[ˈwɜːrsən]
vtempirerDes sanctions économiques ne feraient qu'empirer la situation.
viempirer

worsen

[ˈwɜːsn]
1. vt (health, situation) → peggiorare; (chances) → diminuire
2. vipeggiorare

worse

(wəːs) adjective
1. bad to a greater extent. My exam results were bad but his were much worse (than mine).
2. not so well. I feel worse today than I did last week.
3. more unpleasant. Waiting for exam results is worse than sitting the exams.
adverb
not so well. He behaves worse now than he did as a child.
pronoun
someone or something which is bad to a greater extent than the other (of two people, things etc). the worse of the two alternatives.
ˈworsen verb
to (cause to) grow worse. The situation has worsened.
none the worse for
not in any way harmed by. The child was lost in the supermarket but fortunately was none the worse for his experience.
the worse for wear
becoming worn out. These chairs are the worse for wear.

worsen

يَجْعَلُهُ أَسْوَأ zhoršit se blive værre verschlimmern (sich) χειροτερεύω empeorar huonontua empirer pogoršati se peggiorare 悪化する 더 나쁘게 되다 verslechteren forverre(s) pogorszyć piorar ухудшать försämras ทำให้แย่ลง kötüleşmek trở nên xấu đi 恶化

worsen

v. agravarse, empeorarse.
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