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What is the opposite of mitigate?

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Opposite of to make (something bad) less severe or serious
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“The enormous cost of war will aggravate the already deepening economic crisis.”
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Opposite of to present or portray as less important or consequential
“Virgoans, even when suffering from a minor illness, tend to exaggerate their troubles.”
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Opposite of to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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Opposite of to decrease in amount or degree
“It would be hazardous for your health if you increase the number of cigarettes you smoke daily.”
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Opposite of to keep under control, especially something that is increasing in intensity or extremity
“He is the latest candidate to unleash his anger with raw and emotional language.”
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Opposite of to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level
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Opposite of to remove or loosen restrictions on
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Opposite of to provide an acceptable explanation for
“He knew that his remaining years would be spent in prison, and it was in some way to atone for his transgressions.”
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Opposite of to justify or make excuses for
“Will you confess to being at the bar when you were supposed to be at home?”
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Opposite of to contribute in some way to
“The wrong colors will certainly worsen the room's dullness.”
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