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ag·gra·vate

 (ăg′rə-vāt′)
tr.v. ag·gra·vat·ed, ag·gra·vat·ing, ag·gra·vates
1. To make worse or more troublesome: aggravate political tensions; aggravate a medical condition.
2. To annoy or exasperate: The child's whining aggravated me. See Synonyms at annoy.

[Latin aggravāre, aggravāt- : ad-, ad- + gravāre, to burden (from gravis, heavy; see gwerə- in Indo-European roots).]

ag′gra·vat′ing·ly adv.
ag′gra·va′tive adj.
ag′gra·va′tor n.
Usage Note: Aggravate comes from the Latin verb aggravāre, which meant "to make heavier," that is, "to add to the weight of." It also had the extended senses "to burden" or "to oppress." On the basis of this etymology, it is claimed by some that aggravate should not be used to mean "to irritate, annoy, rouse to anger." But such senses for the word date back to the 17th century and are pervasive. In our 2005 survey, 83 percent of the Usage Panel accepted this usage in the sentence: It's the endless wait for luggage that aggravates me the most about air travel. This was a significant increase from the 68 percent who accepted the same sentence in 1988.

aggravated

(ˈæɡrəˌveɪtɪd)
adj
(Law) law (of a criminal offence) made more serious by its circumstances

ag•gra•vat•ed

(ˈæg rəˌveɪ tɪd)

adj.
Law. characterized by some feature that makes the crime more serious: aggravated assault.
[1540–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aggravated - made more severe or intense especially in law; "aggravated assault"
intense - possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree; "intense heat"; "intense anxiety"; "intense desire"; "intense emotion"; "the skunk's intense acrid odor"; "intense pain"; "enemy fire was intense"
2.aggravated - incited, especially deliberately, to angeraggravated - incited, especially deliberately, to anger; "aggravated by passive resistance"; "the provoked animal attacked the child"
angry - feeling or showing anger; "angry at the weather"; "angry customers"; "an angry silence"; "sending angry letters to the papers"
Translations

aggravated

[ˈægrəveɪtɪd] adj
(LAW) aggravated assault → coups mpl et blessures fpl
aggravated burglary → cambriolage m avec voies de fait
aggravated robbery → vol m avec voies de fait
aggravated murder → meurtre m avec préméditation
(= annoyed) [person] → exaspéré(e)
References in classic literature ?
The maidens, aggravated by such excessive labor, resolved to kill the cock who roused their mistress so early.
Then she would be so aggravated with that subject that she wouldn't say another word about it, nor let anybody else.
Everything he did was rough, and I began to hate him; he wanted to make me afraid of him, but I was too high-mettled for that, and one day when he had aggravated me more than usual I bit him, which of course put him in a great rage, and he began to hit me about the head with a riding whip.
The most complete cases of aggravated idiocy were, to his mind, rampant upon the front platforms of all the street cars.
I think the Romans must have aggravated one another very much, with their noses.
According to the news release, Strickland was convicted in 1999 for aggravated battery with a firearm, and in 2016 for aggravated battery to a peace officer.
Those charges included not only aggravated criminal sexual abuse but also more serious charges -- aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony, and criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony.
South Yorkshire Police said yesterday: "A man arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offence and racially aggravated assault, in connection to an incident at Barnsley FC, has been bailed until next month."
Foust was also charged with two counts of aggravated identity theft based on his alleged use of the names and employee identification numbers of other people without their consent.
Kane O'Connor, 23, of Pytha Fold Road, Withington, has been charged with an attempted section 18 assault, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and aggravated vehicle taking.
The aggravated burglary was alleged to have happened at McErlane Square in Pelaw, Gateshead, in March.
Todd Jennings appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court in August where he admitted causing racially aggravated criminal damage, but denied the common assault.