To make heavy or heavier; to add to; to increase. To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify. To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate. [Colloq.]
Syn. - To heighten; intensify; increase; magnify; exaggerate; provoke; irritate; exasperate.