Verb antagonise Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:

Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of antagonize.

More definition: make hostile or unfriendly; make an enemy or antagonist of, His speech antagonized many voters. act in opposition to; oppose.

3.Rare. to act antagonistically.

1. to make hostile; annoy or irritate

2. to act in opposition to or counteract Derived Formsantagonizable, antagonisable, adjectiveantagonization, antagonisation, noun Word OriginC17, from Greek antagōnizesthai, from anti- + agōnizesthai to strive, from agōn contestCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
chiefly British English spelling of antagonize; see -ize. Related, Antagonised; antagonising.
1630s, "to compete with," from Greek antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival" (see antagonist). Meaning "to struggle against continuously" is recorded from 174

2. Related, Antagonized; antagonizing.

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