antagonise

Part of speech: verb

To oppose; contend with; counteract; neutralize; check; act in antagonism.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Robert J. C. Stead.