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English definition of “antagonize”

antagonize

verb [T] ( also UK -ise)
 
 
/ænˈtæɡənaɪz/
to make someone angry or unfriendly towards you: He's antagonized colleagues by making changes without discussing them.Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of antagonize from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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