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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: antagonizesthai, from anti- ( ANTI-) + agonizesthai 'to fight' (from agon; AGONY)

antagonize

verb
     
an‧tag‧o‧nize also antagonise British English [transitive]
to annoy someone very much by doing something that they do not like:
Do not antagonize your customers.

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