Drones have hurt AQAP in the past, but they also antagonize Yemenis and swell the ranks of AQAP recruits.
For all his flinty wit and occasional impulse to antagonize, Ed Koch was, in the end, almost impossible to dislike.
Satirists occupy a perilous position—to skewer dogma and cant, and to antagonize the establishment while needing its protection.
So far in the States, he has eschewed the roaring, pumping, and scolding so as not to antagonize his new teammates and opponents.
Diplomatically, though, the big news is that Obama and Netanyahu will not antagonize each other.
Jaime suddenly realized the odiousness of his behavior in coming to antagonize another in his own house in broad daylight.
Profits as a goal for the long run do not antagonize moral principles.
But at every turn you manage to antagonize me and to rebel against me.
What possessed the woman to antagonize everyone with whom she came in touch?
On the other hand, we have inexcusable passions, because their psychological tendency is to antagonize the development of society.
1630s, "to compete with," from Greek antagonizesthai "to struggle against, oppose, be a rival" (see antagonist). Meaning "to struggle against continuously" is recorded from 1742. Related: Antagonized; antagonizing.