- The definition of antagonize is to cause someone to react with unkindness or opposition.
An example of a situation in which someone might antagonize others is if he taunted or made fun of others.
- To antagonize is defined as to act in a way that is contrary.
An example of two groups that frequently antagonize each other are the democrats and the republicans.
antagonize definition by Webster's New World
antagonize definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb an·tag·o·nized, an·tag·o·niz·ing, an·tag·o·niz·es
- To incur the dislike of; provoke hostility or enmity in: antagonized her officemates with her rude behavior.
- To counteract.
Origin: Greek antagōnizesthai, to struggle against : anti-, anti- + agōnizesthai, to struggle (from agōn, contest; see agony).