Antagonize

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Antagonize Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    antagonize v
  1. provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss" [syn: antagonise]
  2. act in opposition to [syn: antagonise, counteract]
Antagonize Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Antagonize \An*tag"o*nize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Antagonized; p. pr. & vb. n. Antagonozing.] [Gr. ?. See Antagonism.] To contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract.
Antagonize Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Antagonize \An*tag"o*nize\, v. i. To act in opposition.

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  • Republican legislator wants probe of Cowan's tunnel allegations
    A Republican state legislator is calling for an investigation into the Jersey City police chief's allegations that Democratic Mayor Steve Fulop ordered traffic stops outside the Holland Tunnel as a way to antagonize the Port Authority. Read more on this news related to 'Antagonize'
  • NYPD Captain Starts a Twitter Tussle, Then Apologizes
    After a woman was killed when she fell into the path of an oncoming subway on Saturday, NYPD Captain Thomas C. Harnisch of the 25th Precinct jumped to antagonize street safety advocate Keegan Stephan Read more on this news related to 'Antagonize'

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