What does the word antagonise mean?

Usage examples for antagonise

  1. Why, if I should antagonise this class, as you suggest, he will say to the protesting citizens, they would come here some night and steal right and left, just out of revenge. – Notes of an Itinerant Policeman by Josiah Flynt
  2. This was a comfortable position for those who did not wish to antagonise either of the other parties, as it left the question of Burton's innocence or guilt out of the discussion. – The Bail Jumper by Robert J. C. Stead