626 – ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?

Grammar626 – ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?

626 – ‘Aggravate’ Versus ‘Irritate’ What Is a Functional Shift?

Some people say you shouldn’t use “aggravate” to mean “irritate” or “annoy.” It has to do with the word’s origin. Also, does it irritate you when people use “invite” as a noun?

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