Irritate and Placate


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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

Placate is an antonym for irritate in topics: annoy, upset.
Nearby Words: irritable, irritation, irritating, irritability, irritant
Antonyms for Irritate


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Placate verb – To lessen the anger or agitation of.
Usage example: attempted to placate the screaming child by offering him a cookie

Irritate is an antonym for placate in soothe topic.
Nearby Words: placating, placatory, placable
Antonyms for Placate
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Common collocations

god irritate god placate god
parents irritate parents placate parents
army irritate army placate army
goddess irritate goddess placate goddess
Other nouns: king, father, sister, fans, opponents, co-workers.
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Antonyms for irritate
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