verb (used with object), an·tag·o·nized, an·tag·o·niz·ing.
verb (used without object), an·tag·o·nized, an·tag·o·niz·ing.
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The film acknowledges this wrong, but never antagonizes the child.
If you want this city to prosper, you shouldn’t be antagonizing him.
“But the SARS-CoV-2 virus has anti-interferon genes which can stop or antagonize the production or effect of interferon,” said Yuen, who measured the effects in human lung tissue.Covid-19 scientists flag key immune function as a turning point in life threatening cases|kdunn6|September 25, 2020|Fortune
Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
Close attachment to autocratic regimes by the West pays short-term dividends but will antagonize generations of Muslims.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Going northward would antagonize Iraqi Sunnis, whom Washington and Baghdad are currently wooing.There’s Only One Way to Beat ISIS: Work With Assad and Iran|Leslie H. Gelb|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So far in the States, he has eschewed the roaring, pumping, and scolding so as not to antagonize his new teammates and opponents.Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine|Allen Barra|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Diplomatically, though, the big news is that Obama and Netanyahu will not antagonize each other.Obama and Netanyahu Have Reached Detente in Time for Israel Visit|Eli Lake|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He could not indorse the religious ideas taught in them, and he was not there that day to antagonize them.Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian?|John B. Remsburg
It is not well to antagonize the priests, who hold us firmly to this law.The Adventures of Kathlyn|Harold MacGrath
When he was angered it was as though the offender had managed to antagonize some natural law, or force or mass.The Long Roll|Mary Johnston
Don't antagonize him; we can't afford to fight this war on any more fronts than we are now.Uller Uprising|Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
To brave public opinion and antagonize the Lower House of Congress required the largest courage.How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon|Oliver W. Nixon