Bother and Irritate


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Bother verb – To thrust oneself upon (another) without invitation.
Usage example: I am never going to get this work done if people don't stop wandering into the room and bothering me

Irritate is a synonym for bother in disturb topic. In some cases you can use "Irritate" instead a verb "Bother", when it comes to topics like activity, worry, distress, chafe. popular alternative
Nearby Words: bothered, bothersome, botheration, bothering
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Irritate verb – To disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts.
Usage example: constant chatter irritated the student, who was trying to concentrate on a hard assignment

Bother is a synonym for irritate in annoy topic. You can use "Bother" instead a verb "Irritate", if it concerns topics such as activity, upset, worry, disturb. popular alternative
Nearby Words: irritable, irritation, irritating, irritability, irritant
Synonyms for Irritate

Common collocations

man bother man irritate man
family bother family irritate family
audience bother audience irritate audience
time bother time irritate time
Other nouns: characters, bit, dragon.
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