Definition of antagonize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

antagonize

 verb
(British English also -ise)verb
BrE BrE//ænˈtæɡənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtæɡənaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they antagonize
BrE BrE//ænˈtæɡənaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtæɡənaɪz//
 
he / she / it antagonizes
BrE BrE//ænˈtæɡənaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtæɡənaɪzɪz//
 
past simple antagonized
BrE BrE//ænˈtæɡənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtæɡənaɪzd//
 
past participle antagonized
BrE BrE//ænˈtæɡənaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtæɡənaɪzd//
 
-ing form antagonizing
BrE BrE//ænˈtæɡənaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ænˈtæɡənaɪzɪŋ//
 
Anger
 
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antagonize somebody to do something to make somebody angry with you Not wishing to antagonize her further, he said no more. See related entries: Anger Word Origin mid 18th cent. (in the sense ‘struggle against’): from Greek antagōnizesthai, from ant- ‘against’ + agōnizesthai ‘struggle’ (from agōn ‘contest’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: antagonize