Exacerbate is a verb which when used gives the meaning, to make something bad worse. To increase the severity.
- Don’t add to a persons pain, it may ‘exacerbate’ them to the point they hit rock bottom.
- Her choosing to continuously speak after giving the bad news, simply helped ‘exacerbate’ the situation.
- Sometimes when things aren’t going your way, take a step back and analyse. Do not carry on in the same manner as this will simple ‘exacerbate’ the situation.