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ACERBATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does acerbate mean? 

ACERBATE (verb)
  The verb ACERBATE has 2 senses:

1. cause to be bitter or resentful
2. make sour or bitter

  Familiarity information: ACERBATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACERBATE (verb)


Sense 1acerbate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be bitter or resentful

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

acerbate; embitter; envenom

Context example:

These injustices embittered her even more

Cause:

resent (feel bitter or indignant about)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


Sense 2acerbate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make sour or bitter

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "acerbate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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