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Definition 1: grow worse - [verb of change]

Samples where worsen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Conditions in the slum worsened

Synonyms for worsen in the sense of this definition

(worsen is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of worsen ) become inflamed; get sore

"His throat inflamed"

(... is a kind of worsen ) get worse or fall back to a previous condition

(... is a kind of worsen ) be set at a disadvantage

"This author really suffers in translation" "The painting loses something in this light"

(... is a kind of worsen ) get worse

"His grades suffered"

(... is a kind of worsen ) get worse

"My grades are slipping"

(... is a kind of worsen ) suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

(... is a kind of worsen ) get worse

"Her health is declining"

(... is a kind of worsen ) take away

(... is a kind of worsen ) grow worse

"Her condition deteriorated" "Conditions in the slums degenerated" "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

(... is a kind of worsen ) get sick

"She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"

(... is a kind of worsen ) take a downward direction

"The economy finally turned down after a long boom"

Definition 2: make worse - [verb of change]

Samples where worsen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This drug aggravates the pain

Synonyms for worsen in the sense of this definition

(worsen is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of worsen ) excite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame

"Aspirin irritates my stomach"

(... is a kind of worsen ) cause inflammation in

"The repetitive motion inflamed her joint"

(... is a kind of worsen ) lower the grade of something; reduce its worth

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