Synonyms of aggravate in English:


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1‘according to some, the new law will aggravate the situation’


worsen, make worse, exacerbate, inflame, compound

intensify, increase, heighten, magnify, add to, amplify, augment

add fuel to the fire, add fuel to the flames, add insult to injury, rub salt in the wound


alleviate, improve

2‘you don't have to aggravate people to get what you want’


annoy, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke, incense, rile, infuriate, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, make someone's blood boil, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, try someone's patience, make someone's hackles rise

offend, pique


peeve, needle, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, bug, get someone, miff, hack off

British wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick

North American tick off, bum out

vulgar slang piss off


calm, conciliate