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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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Nor were they sufficiently strong in either guns or loyal followers to risk antagonizing the wily old chief.
So far, with the single exception of the attack made upon him, they had no reason to believe that they might not receive fair treatment from their captors, and so he reasoned that it might be wiser to avoid antagonizing them until such a time as he became thoroughly convinced that their intentions were entirely hostile.
Man lives by pulses; our organic movements are such; and the chemical and ethereal agents are undulatory and alternate; and the mind goes antagonizing on, and never prospers but by fits.
The government prefers to avoid antagonizing China despite concerns raised about its increased military buildup in the South China Sea.
In our study we aim to compare the effect stress of sugammadex, which is used to antagonize rocuronium bromide that is a nondepolarizan neuromuscular bloker, on smoking and non-smoking patients and the duration of antagonizing. As a result of our study the intubation times of smoking and non-smoking patients, the first rocuronium bromide dose and the time of reaching train of four (TOF) 0.7-0.8-0.9 in the stage of extubation were compared and a statistically relevant difference was observed.
SOME WORRY that our outspoken President may be unnecessarily antagonizing the United States for our country's own good, while sounding deliberately gentle with China-in the name of pursuing an 'independent foreign policy.' This piece's title notwithstanding, I am not about to argue here that we must choose one over the other.
Instead, there must first be a warning, then people should be educated." He telegraphed that he felt the regime was antagonizing people with the house raids and seizures.
" The Congress just blew its chances in MP strongholds like Bangalore ( 3), Kolar, Tumkur, North Karnataka ( 2), Bellary, Mysore and Mandya by antagonizing local leaders.