Definition: to magnify or worsen the issue or situation
Part of Speech: Verb
Synonym(s): annoy, inflame
Antonym(s): soothe, alleviate
1. If you start yelling, you will only exacerbate the quarrel.
2. My sinus infection will exacerbate if I don’t take my antibiotics as directed.
3. My neighbor’s loud music is going to exacerbate my headache.