from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To incur the dislike of; provoke hostility or enmity in: antagonized her officemates with her rude behavior.
- transitive v. To counteract.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To work against; oppose; especially to incite reaction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract.
- intransitive v. To act in opposition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act in opposition to; oppose; counteract; hinder.
- To act antagonistically or in opposition.
- Also spelled antagonise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. provoke the hostility of
- v. act in opposition to
Greek antagōnizesthai, to struggle against : anti-, anti- + agōnizesthai, to struggle (from agōn, contest; see agony).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)