Bother and Soothe


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Bother verb – To disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts.
Usage example: it bothers me when obviously sick people go to concerts and spend the whole time coughing and sneezing

Soothe is an antonym for bother in harass topic.
Nearby Words: bothered, bothersome, botheration, bothering
Antonyms for Bother


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Soothe verb – To ease the grief or distress of.
Bother is an antonym for soothe.
Nearby Words: soothing, soother, sooth, soothingly
Antonyms for Soothe
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Common collocations

people bother people soothe people
children bother children soothe children
someone bother someone soothe someone
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Soothe or Bother. 2016. Accessed May 20, 2022.

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