Definition of


  1. (verb, emotion) provoke the hostility of
  2. (verb, social) act in opposition to

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Synonyms of Antagonize

antagonise, counteract

Alternate forms of Antagonize

Derivations: antagonism

Hypernyms: act, annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, move, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex

Origin of the word Antagonize

  1. 1630s, "to compete with," from Gk. antagonizesthai "to struggle against" (see antagonist). Meaning "to struggle against continuously" is recorded from 1742. more

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Words that sound like Antagonize

antagonise, antigenic, antigonus, antiknock

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