Meaning of “aggravate” - Learner’s Dictionary

aggravate

verb [ T ] us uk /ˈæɡrəveɪt/
MAKE WORSE

to make a situation or condition worse:

His comments only aggravated the problem.
ANNOY

to annoy someone:

She's starting to really aggravate me.
aggravating adjective
aggravation noun [ C, U ] us uk /ˌæɡrəˈveɪʃən/

(Definition of “aggravate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)