Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  


Pronunciation:  an'tagu`nIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
  2. [v]  act in opposition to

ANTAGONIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: antagonise, antagonise, counteract
 See Also: act, annoy, bother, chafe, devil, get at, get to, gravel, irritate, move, nark, nettle, rag, rile, vex



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An*tag"o*nize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Antagonized};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Antagonozing}.] [Gr. ?. See {Antagonism}.]
    To contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract.
  2. \An*tag"o*nize\, v. i.
    To act in opposition.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aggravate, alienate, battle, be antipathetic, be inimical, beat against, beat up against, breast the wave, buck, buffet, buffet the waves, clash, close with, collide, combat, compete with, conflict, conflict with, confute, contend against, contest, contradict, contrapose, contravene, counter, counteract, counterattack, counterpose, countervail, counterwork, cross, embitter, envenom, estrange, exacerbate, fight, fight against, go against, go counter to, grapple with, heat up, infuriate, interfere with, join battle with, labor against, lock horns, madden, meet head-on, militate against, offer resistance, oppose, oppugn, provoke, reluct, reluctate, resist, rival, run against, run counter to, set against, set at odds, stem the tide, strive against, struggle against, swim upstream, take on, vie with, work against