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English definition of “aggravate”

aggravate

verb [T] (ANNOY)    /ˈæɡ.rə.veɪt/ informal
to annoy someone: Stop aggravating me, will you!Causing feelings of anger and displeasure
(Definition of aggravate verb (ANNOY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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