What is the opposite of alleviate?

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Opposite of to make (pain or difficulty) less severe
“The parties to contested actions are often at daggers drawn, and the litigious process serves to exacerbate the hostility between them.”
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Opposite of to provide assuagement or palliation to
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Opposite of to decrease in feeling or strength
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Opposite of to make or become less extreme, intense, rigorous, or violent
“Tensions between the rival clubs would rise when a contentious penalty was given to the home team.”
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Opposite of to provide physiological relief
“The constant rubbing will aggravate my wound.”
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Opposite of to solve (a problem)
“As those who attended the meeting heard, there are several issues of circumstance that problematize this motion.”
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Opposite of to decrease or reduce in intensity, quantity, or speed
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Opposite of to help financially or in other ways
“Once you do the math, you can see that in many cases, lowering your loan payments can hinder you financially in the long run.”
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