meaning of antagonize

antagonize meaning in General Dictionary

To act in resistance

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  • To deal with to oppose earnestly to counteract
  • act against
  • provoke the hostility of
  • To cope with; to oppose definitely; to counteract.
  • To act in resistance.

antagonize meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1630s, "to contend with," from Greek antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival" (see antagonist). Meaning "to struggle against continually" is taped from 1742. Associated: Antagonized; antagonizing.

antagonize meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract.

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  • (v. i.) To act in resistance.

Sentence Examples with the word antagonize

He had no reason to antagonize Mrs. Glass and have her upset with him.

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