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antagonize

an ta guh nahyz

  • v  provoke the hostility of
    Don't antagonize your boss
  • v  act in opposition to

  • As for Obama, the network is still figuring out how to palatably antagonize him.
  • The fast- growing China market is key to their global strategies, and they are loath to antagonize their host nation.
  • Can Japan become a truly powerful nation without acquiring a military capability that would frighten and antagonize its friends and neighbors and violate its own constitution?.
News & Articles

  • Peace activists protest war drones during Quad-City event
    International peace activists starting a walk today said Sunday that the use of U.S. military drones should be discontinued because the unmanned aircraft kill innocent people and antagonize other nations.
    June 10, 2013 - Quad-City Times
  • Small African Country To "Seize" Chinese Oil Exploration Assets
    It's one thing for broke Argentina to nationalize assets of just as broke Spain. However when tiny west-African country Gabon decides to "seize" assets from three international oil companies including China's petrochemical giant Sinopec, things not only get interesting, but puts a brand new pawn on the global geopolitical chessboard. But why is Gabon seeking to antagonize some of the primary ...
    June 5, 2013 - Zero Hedge
Quotes

  • President Bush in Washington Post
    We speak out for a free press, freedom of assembly, and labor rights not to antagonize China's leaders, but because trusting its people with greater freedom is the only way for China to develop its full potential,Bush said. "We press for...
  • Sanath Jayasuriya in International Herald Tribune
    We don't want to be pet-poodles of the government, (but) neither to antagonize the military,said Ranga Jayasuriya, defense columnist at the Lakbima News newspaper.
  • Bode Miller in Guardian Unlimited
    According to an article published on Sports Illustrated's Web site, SI.com, Miller said he chose to contest the ticket "to try to get my fine reduced and to antagonize McKay."

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