What does the word antagonize mean?

Usage examples for antagonize

  1. I managed, unluckily, to antagonize the court still further at the very outset. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  2. It is probable, however, that in all the wide world it would have been difficult to find any man less sympathetic to a mind like Isobel's or more likely to antagonize her eager and budding intelligence. – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  3. " Mr. McKinley," I said, " my position as a railroad president, I am afraid, would antagonize them." – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew