Whither vs Exacerbate - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between whither and exacerbate
is that whither
is (intransitive|obsolete|dialectal) to wuther while exacerbate
is to make worse (pain, anger, etc); aggravate.
As an adverb whither
is (literary|or|archaic) to which place.
(literary, or, archaic) To which place.
* 1918 , , Mirado Modern Classics, paperback edition, page 8
* 1885 , , Penguin Red Classics, paperback edition, page 24
- The wagon jolted on, carrying me I knew not whither .
- And with the same grave countenance he hurried through his breakfast and drove to the police station, whither the body had been carried.
* This word is unusual in modern usage; where is much more common. It is more often encountered in older works, or when used poetically.
* Do not confuse with whether'' or ''wither .
To make worse (pain, anger, etc.); aggravate.
* 2013 , Louise Taylor, English talent gets left behind as Premier League keeps importing'' (in ''The Guardian , 20 August 2013)[http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2013/aug/19/english-talent-premier-league-importing]
- The proposed shutdown would exacerbate unemployment problems.
- The reasons for this growing disconnect are myriad and complex but the situation is exacerbated by the reality that those English players who do smash through our game's "glass ceiling" command radically inflated transfer fees.