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meanings of aggravate


  1. To give extra weight or intensity to; to exaggerate, to magnify.
  2. To exasperate; to provoke or irritate.
  3. To make worse; to exacerbate.
  4. To pile or heap (something heavy or onerous) on or upon someone.
  5. To make (an offence) worse or more severe; to increase in offensiveness or heinousness.