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exacerbate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishexacerbateex‧a‧cer‧bate /ɪɡˈzæsəbeɪt $ -sər-/ ●○○ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 WORSEto make a bad situation worse 🔊 The recession has exacerbated this problem. 🔊 I don’t want to exacerbate the situation.exacerbation /ɪɡˌzæsəˈbeɪʃən $ -sər-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
exacerbateFinancial problems have been exacerbated by declining enrollment.The floods have been exacerbated by our stupidity.The problem is further exacerbated by the prevailing view as to the nature and constituents of leadership in schools.Their dilemmas are similar to those of many adoptive families but are exacerbated by the racial and ethnic issues already discussed.Ironically, the government's reassurances may have exacerbated fear about the disease.Howe's unkind remarks have exacerbated racial tensions in the community.Their speeches had a pitiful, pleading quality about them, exacerbating the problem.The family's problems were exacerbated when Walter lost his job.Friction between the generations is exacerbated when younger staff grasp the new idea and their creativity is suddenly released.
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Verb table
exacerbate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyexacerbate
he, she, itexacerbates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyexacerbated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave exacerbated
he, she, ithas exacerbated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad exacerbated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill exacerbate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have exacerbated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam exacerbating
he, she, itis exacerbating
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you, we, theyare exacerbating
Past
I, he, she, itwas exacerbating
you, we, theywere exacerbating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been exacerbating
he, she, ithas been exacerbating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been exacerbating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be exacerbating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been exacerbating
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