antagonise :

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  • v  act in opposition to
  • v  provoke the hostility of
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  • INTERVIEW-Iraq province takes first steps to energy independence
    *Willing to cooperate with Kurdistan on shared blocks. MOSUL, Iraq, Oct 23- Iraq's northwest Nineveh province has started talks with oil companies and is drafting terms to attract investment in its significant oil and gas reserves, steps certain to antagonise the central government.
    Oct. 24, 2013 - CNBC

  • President Bush in AFP
    America stands in firm opposition to China's detention of political dissidents, human rights advocates and religious activists,Bush said. "We speak out for a free press, freedom of assembly and labour rights not to antagonise China's...
  • Peter Barter in Melbourne Herald Sun
    I think Downer has got a lot to learn about the Pacific and I think probably John Howard has as well. They haven't played it very well. You don't antagonise a proud guy like Somare - he'll just retaliate,Mr Barter said.
  • Ameer Ali in The Age
    We have already witnessed one incident in Sydney recently in Cronulla, I don't want these scenes to be repeated because when you antagonise the younger generation, younger group, they are bound to react,Dr Ali told Macquarie Radio.

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