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antagonize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishantagonizean‧tag‧o‧nize (also antagonise British English) /ænˈtæɡənaɪz/ verb [transitive]  ANNOYto annoy someone very much by doing something that they do not like Do not antagonize your customers.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
antagonizeI cravenly agreed, simply in order not to antagonize and perhaps lose him.The White House does not want to antagonize Beijing.The slogans antagonized his customers and often got him into ideological hot water.It was done to antagonize, not to amuse.Matt wasn't the sort of man to antagonize people.You don't want to antagonize rich and powerful Emissaries, especially not on their own ship in deep space.The police department antagonizes the black community here on an almost regular basis.This is effective not because it lowers serum potassium concentration but because it directly antagonizes the membrane depolarizing effect of hyperkalemia.And Victor Amadeus could not afford to antagonize them too deeply, for fear of their power as a class.
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Verb table
antagonize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyantagonize
he, she, itantagonizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyantagonized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave antagonized
he, she, ithas antagonized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad antagonized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill antagonize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have antagonized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam antagonizing
he, she, itis antagonizing
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you, we, theyare antagonizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas antagonizing
you, we, theywere antagonizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been antagonizing
he, she, ithas been antagonizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been antagonizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be antagonizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been antagonizing
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