Irritate and Pacify


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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

Pacify is an antonym for irritate in upset topic.
Nearby Words: irritable, irritation, irritating, irritability, irritant
Antonyms for Irritate


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Pacify verb – To lessen the anger or agitation of.
Usage example: the only thing that would pacify the child and end the tantrum was a new toy

Irritate is an antonym for pacify in appease topic.
Nearby Words: pacification, pacified, pacifying, pacifier
Antonyms for Pacify
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Common collocations

family irritate family pacify family
hell irritate hell pacify hell
dragon irritate dragon pacify dragon
fans irritate fans pacify fans
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