英 美 [æn'tæɡənaɪz]
- vt. 使…敌对；使…对抗；对…起反作用
- vi. 引起反抗
1、ant- "against" + agon- + -ize.
2、含义：competitor, opponent, rival.
- antagonize (v.)
- 1630s, "to compete with," from Greek antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival" (see antagonist). Meaning "to struggle against continuously" is recorded from 1742. Related: Antagonized; antagonizing.
- 1. He didn't want to antagonize her.
- 2. Not wishing to antagonize her further, he said no more.
- 3. Large firms do not wish to antagonize the federal government unduly.
- 4. I advise you not to antagonize him.
- 5. The church settlement she effected was planned to antagonize as few people as possible.
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