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EXASPERATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exasperate mean? 

EXASPERATE (verb)
  The verb EXASPERATE has 3 senses:

1. exasperate or irritate
2. make furious
3. make worse

  Familiarity information: EXASPERATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXASPERATE (verb)


Sense 1exasperate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Exasperate or irritate

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

exasperate; aggravate; exacerbate

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

anger (make angry)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The bad news will exasperate him


Sense 2exasperate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make furious

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

infuriate; incense; exasperate

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

anger (make angry)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3exasperate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make worse

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

aggravate; exacerbate; worsen; exasperate

Context example:

This drug aggravates the pain

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

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

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "exasperate"):

irritate (excite to an abnormal condition, of chafe or inflame)

inflame (cause inflammation in)

cheapen; degrade (lower the grade of something; reduce its worth)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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