What is another word for exacerbate?

372 synonyms found


[ ɛɡzˈasəbˌe͡ɪt], [ ɛɡzˈasəbˌe‍ɪt], [ ɛ_ɡ_z_ˈa_s_ə_b_ˌeɪ_t]

The word "exacerbate" means to make something worse or more serious. There are several synonyms for the word "exacerbate" that can be used in different contexts. For example, "aggravate" can be used when referring to a situation that has been made more unpleasant or difficult. "Worsen" can be used when discussing a condition that has become more severe or intense. "Intensify" can be used when talking about a feeling that has become stronger or more extreme. "Amplify" can be used when referring to a sound that has become louder or more intense. "Provoke" can be used when discussing an action that has caused a negative reaction.

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What are the opposite words for exacerbate?

Exacerbate means to make something worse or more severe. Antonyms for exacerbate might include words such as alleviate, ease, calm, soothe or pacify. Alleviate means to make something less severe or to ease the intensity of a situation. Ease generally refers to making a situation less difficult or tense. Calm and soothe suggest creating a more peaceful or relaxed atmosphere. Finally, pacify means to calm or appease someone who is upset or angry. By focusing on the antonyms of exacerbate, we can see that words with opposing meanings can help alleviate stressful situations and bring a sense of calm and order.

Usage examples for Exacerbate

He said nothing, however, and his conduct greatly astonished me; yet I thought it prudent not to exacerbate the growing moodiness of his temper by any comment.
"Selections From Poe"
J. Montgomery Gambrill
It's not for you, and you do but exacerbate the frightful pain there's been in feeling it with them.
"This Freedom"
A. S. M. Hutchinson
There are other peculiarities of the Euphrates valley which may occasionally tend to exacerbate the evils attendant on the inundations.
"Hasisadra's Adventure Essay #7 from "Science and Hebrew Tradition""
Thomas Henry Huxley

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