• WordNet 3.6
    • v antagonize provoke the hostility of "Don't antagonize your boss"
    • v antagonize act in opposition to
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Antagonize To act in opposition.
    • v. t Antagonize To contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antagonize To act in opposition to; oppose; counteract; hinder.
    • antagonize To act antagonistically or in opposition.
    • antagonize Also spelled antagonise.
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  • Henry Miller
    “The real enemy can always be met and conquered, or won over. Real antagonism is based on love, a love which has not recognized itself.”
  • John Knox
    John Knox
    “You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. . See Antagonism


In literature:

But now the antagonism falls away, and the truth of Art is felt to be a higher power of the truth of Nature.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864" by Various
Unfortunately, this is not a case of mere difference of opinion between men; it is a case of antagonism between men and nature.
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Its gutturalness grated on his nerves, antagonized him.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Thus he was in antagonism to the Puritan colony both in politics and in religion.
"A History of American Christianity" by Leonard Woolsey Bacon
Miss Boyson invariably roused in him a certain masculine antagonism.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
An uncompromising antagonism exists between them.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
Ages ago he was already divinely human, and possessed those capacities both for cooeperation and antagonism out of which war is created.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Moral, social, political, and economical considerations clashed and antagonized in the gigantic conflict.
"The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
The Tractarian movement, as all know, opened, among other sources, in antagonism to utilitarian liberalism.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
She was antagonizing the two boys who held the whole school in their hands.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill

In news:

Music Crew Shrug Off Antagonism .
The Idea That Obama Is Promoting Racial Antagonism .
Appearing on ABC's "Good Morning America," Williams told host George Stephanopoulos: "I knew about antagonism towards Fox.
Don't Antagonize Those Who Could Help.
Pro-wrestler The Bad Guy (Dave Maier*) antagonizes the audience and his opponent in the Bay Area Premiere of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity Photo: David Allen/Aurora Theatre.
The company says this new technology delivers micronutrients with high efficacy, eliminating crop protection/ micronutrient antagonism that's been an issue in the past, primarily with glyphosate.
The White House's early stance antagonized Catholics and could cost Democrats in November.
There is a prospect of worsening relations between China and Japan as both governments move to control and direct nationalist antagonisms over the disputed owner-ship of a group of islands.
But "minority" traders and shopkeepers elsewhere in the world -- such as the Indians of East Africa and the Chinese of Southeast Asia -- have experienced similar ethnic antagonism.
Photo by Curt Yeomans Morrow resident Doug Clark files a complaint with the city council about the way his dogs are antagonized by visitors at a park located next to his home.
Any tax changes should be done as part of broader corporate tax reform, which will apply universally, and not just reflect a wave of political antagonism.
Officer Kelley McKethan says the pre-teen was antagonizing a passing motorist who then took the matters into his own hands.
MIAMI — The attendance-challenged Miami Marlins have antagonized fans yet again by deciding a low-budget team is good enough for their new ballpark.
Cites risk, city manager "antagonism," but reveals few details of dispute.
Modern dual-systems models of judgment and decision-making are Platonic in the sense that they endorse the antagonism between reason and emotion.

In science:

Motter AE, Improved network performance via antagonism: From synthetic rescues to multidrug combinations.
Controlling Complex Networks with Compensatory Perturbations
An heuristic justification of this procedure can be easily understood by noting that the P´eclet number parametrizes the antagonism between the advection term v0 > 0, which carries the information from the left to the right, and the diffusion term µ0 which diffuses back the information.
Spectral methods in general relativistic astrophysics
The antagonism of these two phenomena differing in spin ordering is a cause for the strong suppression of superconductivity in the contact area of the S and F materials .
Proximity Effect and Spontaneous Vortex Phase in Planar SF-Structures
In §3, with the mutual antagonism or the cross inhibition, the complete homochirality is concluded if there is a linear autocatalysis.
Chirality Selection Models in a Closed System
Frank has introduced the mutual antagonism between the enantiomers, R and S, and succeeded in explaining the chiral symmetry breaking in an open reaction system.
Chirality Selection Models in a Closed System