Translation of aggravate in Spanish:

aggravate

agravar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈæɡrəˌveɪt//ˈaɡrəveɪt/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (make worse)
    (problem/situation) agravar
    (problem/situation) empeorar
    (injury) agravar
    aggravated burglary robo calificado / con agravante(s) masculine
    • The local favourite aggravated an injury to his troublesome right arm after catching his hand in a latch while taking a toilet break on the 16th fairway.
    • Ji said that the sudden crisis will aggravate people's mental problems if they are prone to depression, obsession and anxiety.
    • Hibs were further encouraged when Moravcik aggravated the leg injury which had troubled him all week and went off to be replaced by McNamara in only 17 minutes.
    • The negative publicity surrounding OxyContin has aggravated a longstanding problem.
    • The housing problem was aggravated by a rapid increase in a population that doubled from 1949 to 1964 and almost doubled again by the end of the century.
    • That seriously aggravates his third problem - namely, that as the candidate appealing to both wings of the Democrats, he necessarily also annoys both wings.
    • On the contrary it could very well aggravate the problem even further.
    • Even a slight traffic accident or a train delay aggravates the problems and stress.
    • To put energy into pH regulation to reverse acidosis would not help in this situation, but on the contrary would aggravate the energy problem.
    • Premature implementation will set back the cause of regional reform and development and aggravate political problems.
    • The judge noted he was a risk to the public and said the offence was aggravated by force used and injuries being caused to a vulnerable victim.
    • Though she discovered a passion for running in the mountains, the stress aggravated a previous injury, and Ratkovic ruptured her Achilles tendon.
    • Contrary to expectations, moving leopards around has only aggravated the problem.
    • Advanced disease and intensive multi-modality treatment aggravates problems like speech disturbances, eating problems, and disfigurement.
    • However, the problem is aggravated by another large group of litter-creators: the people who throw their rubbish out of car windows.
    • In many obstinate skin disorders like psoriasis and eczema where the application of soap aggravates the problem, patients are best advised to use curd while bathing.
    • ‘Your dangerous and aggressive driving was intentional, this seriously aggravates the offence,’ Judge Haworth said.
    • Despite calls for their culling and suggestions they be given to pensioners for Sunday dinner, many people insisted on feeding them which only aggravated the problem.
    • It was Wilkinson's third run-out after a long battle with a groin problem and there were fears he had aggravated the injury when he was attended to by medics after 58 minutes.
    • Shielded lamps and indirect luminaires prevent the lighting installation from aggravating the problems of stress.
  • 2informal

    (annoy)
    (person) exasperar
    (person) sacar de quicio
    to get aggravated exasperarse
    • After explaining myself to the very aggravated and annoyed teacher who had exclaimed upon my arrival that I had cut class everything seemed to calm down.
    • With the wind at her back Joy found the walk aggravating due to the fact that her waist long hair threw itself in front of her vision in tangled masses.
    • Words I would never have dared to say to my father before, whenever he annoyed or aggravated me.
    • Not how will you aggravate him, challenge him, dare him, antagonize him, and make an enemy out of him.
    • When I walked in the door, Nick Partly, my HP, was waiting, looking thoroughly aggravated.
    • ‘She's sick,’ Dani said, seemingly aggravated and overly annoyed.
    • FBI warnings are irritating enough, but this is especially aggravating, for two reasons.
    • I used to work at a grocery store, and would go home each night thoroughly annoyed and aggravated.
    • What gets under our skin, aggravates, infuriates, frustrates and makes us hate is of the same seed that also begets love and divine revelation.
    • She muttered, taking control of her anger, ‘Just aggravated at the rat that was watching me.’
    • The woman was STILL following me, and it was beginning to irritate and aggravate me.
    • People would find me here, weeks later, pale and thin, but worry free and careless, aggravated to be pulled from my hiding place.
    • The minutes slowly tick by; the woman is getting aggravated.
    • And when you separate the illness from the patient, you free the parents up to be aggravated and very clear about what they're fighting.
    • In any event, I hoped you enjoyed reading this, even if it was written when I was annoyed and aggravated with the people I worked with back in '98.
    • I began to stalk away from him, thoroughly aggravated.
    • We're looking for stories where your MIL drives you a little crazy, aggravates / annoys you a bit (nothing mean).
    • Yes, this week's retro Mercury can be aggravating and infuriating, so fume and brood if you want to.
    • An hour we sat, miffed and aggravated until we finally escaped and arrived at our destination.
    • Irritably, she swatted the aggravating hand that was distracting her.