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Meaning of "worsen" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WORSEN

worsen  [ˈwɜːsən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WORSEN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Worsen is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb worsen in English.

WHAT DOES WORSEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of worsen in the English dictionary

The definition of worsen in the dictionary is to grow or cause to grow worse.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO WORSEN

PRESENT

Present
I worsen
you worsen
he/she/it worsens
we worsen
you worsen
they worsen
Present continuous
I am worsening
you are worsening
he/she/it is worsening
we are worsening
you are worsening
they are worsening
Present perfect
I have worsened
you have worsened
he/she/it has worsened
we have worsened
you have worsened
they have worsened
Present perfect continuous
I have been worsening
you have been worsening
he/she/it has been worsening
we have been worsening
you have been worsening
they have been worsening
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I worsened
you worsened
he/she/it worsened
we worsened
you worsened
they worsened
Past continuous
I was worsening
you were worsening
he/she/it was worsening
we were worsening
you were worsening
they were worsening
Past perfect
I had worsened
you had worsened
he/she/it had worsened
we had worsened
you had worsened
they had worsened
Past perfect continuous
I had been worsening
you had been worsening
he/she/it had been worsening
we had been worsening
you had been worsening
they had been worsening
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will worsen
you will worsen
he/she/it will worsen
we will worsen
you will worsen
they will worsen
Future continuous
I will be worsening
you will be worsening
he/she/it will be worsening
we will be worsening
you will be worsening
they will be worsening
Future perfect
I will have worsened
you will have worsened
he/she/it will have worsened
we will have worsened
you will have worsened
they will have worsened
Future perfect continuous
I will have been worsening
you will have been worsening
he/she/it will have been worsening
we will have been worsening
you will have been worsening
they will have been worsening
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would worsen
you would worsen
he/she/it would worsen
we would worsen
you would worsen
they would worsen
Conditional continuous
I would be worsening
you would be worsening
he/she/it would be worsening
we would be worsening
you would be worsening
they would be worsening
Conditional perfect
I would have worsen
you would have worsen
he/she/it would have worsen
we would have worsen
you would have worsen
they would have worsen
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been worsening
you would have been worsening
he/she/it would have been worsening
we would have been worsening
you would have been worsening
they would have been worsening
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you worsen
we let´s worsen
you worsen
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to worsen
Past participle
worsened
Present Participle
worsening
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WORSEN


anchorperson
ˈæŋkəˌpɜːsən
cameraperson
ˈkæmrəˌpɜːsən
chairperson
ˈtʃɛəˌpɜːsən
cochairperson
ˌkəʊˈtʃeəˌpɜːsən
craftsperson
ˈkrɑːftspɜːsən
draftsperson
ˈdrɑːftsˌpɜːsən
handyperson
ˈhændɪˌpɜːsən
houseperson
ˈhaʊsˌpɜːsən
Macpherson
məkˈfɜːsən
McPherson
məcˈfɜːsən
newsperson
ˈnjuːzˌpɜːsən
person
ˈpɜːsən
salesperson
ˈseɪlzˌpɜːsən
spokesperson
ˈspəʊksˌpɜːsən
sportsperson
ˈspɔːtsˌpɜːsən
tradesperson
ˈtreɪdzˌpɜːsən
unperson
ˈʌnpɜːsən
urson
ˈɜːsən
waitperson
ˈweɪtˌpɜːsən
weatherperson
ˈwɛðərˌpɜːsən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WORSEN

worse
worse luck!
worse off
worseness
worsening
worser
worset
worship
worshipable
worshiper
worshipful
worshipfully
worshipfulness
worshipless
worshipped
worshipper
worshipping
worst
worst case
worst off

WORDS THAT END LIKE WORSEN

Andersen
chosen
coarsen
delicatessen
Essen
Hessen
hoarsen
hosen
Jansen
Jensen
Jespersen
lessen
Leverkusen
Niedersachsen
Nielsen
Olsen
risen
Sachsen
sarsen
sen

Synonyms and antonyms of worsen in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WORSEN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «worsen» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of worsen

Translation of «worsen» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WORSEN

Find out the translation of worsen to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of worsen from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «worsen» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恶化
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

empeorar
570 millions of speakers

English

worsen
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खराब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَجْعَلُهُ أَسْوَأ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ухудшать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

piorar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খারাপ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

empirer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Semakin teruk
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verschlimmern (sich)
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

悪化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

더 나쁘게 되다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Worsen
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trở nên xấu đi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மோசமடையலாம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खराब करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kötüleştirebilir
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

peggiorare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pogorszyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

погіршуватися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a (se) înrăutați
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χειροτερεύω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vererger
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

försämras
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forverre(s)
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of worsen

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WORSEN»

The term «worsen» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.355 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WORSEN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about worsen

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WORSEN»

Discover the use of worsen in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to worsen and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Can Physical Exercise Worsen the Hearing Loss Caused by ...
The increasing popularity of prolonged frequent exercise (aerobics, high and low impact) promises to decrease morbidity from sedentary life styles for young and old alike.
Robert Joshua Grant, 2007
2
Hurricane Katrina : waste, fraud, and abuse worsen the ...
no record of issuing, and I2 cards issued to registrants using SSNs belonging to deceased individuals. For example, one registrant used an invalid SSN to receive a $2,000 debit card and used about $500 of that money to pay prior traffic  ...
3
Essentials of Tibetan Traditional Medicine
Carrot is sweet and neutral, nourishes the blood and the liver, benefits the eyes, and helps prevent cancer but can worsen weakened digestion. • Cauliflower is sweet and slightly cooling, helps nourish the blood and other bodily constituents,  ...
Thinley Gyatso, Chris Hakim, 2010
4
The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide: The Safe ...
Diseases That May Be Worsened or Triggered by Ma-H uang ' May worsen altxiety. ' May worsen anorexia because it contains ephedra, which can reduce the appetite. ' May worsen diabetes by interfering with blood sugar control.
George T. Grossberg, M.D., Barry Fox, 2008
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Chamber's Journal
Brerliam, this man is not Von Stulbach, as he calls himself, but Worsen, a fencing- master of Stuttgart, hired to do the work of an assassin ! We owe the discovery of the plot to M. Desterre." '"Is this so?"' said M. le Capitaine. ' " Of course it is !
‎1898
6
Chambers's Journal
Brerliam, this man is not Von Stulbach, as he calls himself, but Worsen, a fencing- master of Stuttgart, hired to do the work of an assassin ! We owe the discovery of the plot to M. Desterre." '"Is this so?"' said M. le Capitaine. ' " Of course it is !
William Chambers, Robert Chambers, 1898
7
Chambers's Journal
Brerliam, this man is not Von Stulbach, as he calls himself, but Worsen, a fencing- master of Stuttgart, hired to do the work of an assassin ! We owe the discovery of the plot to M. Desterre." '"Is this so?"' said M. le Capitaine. ' " Of course it is!
‎1898
8
The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center 100 Questions & Answers ...
30.Does. iron. worsen. Parkinson. disease? Adults store one to three grams of iron in their bodies (about 1/10 ounce), which is maintained through a balance between dietary intake and loss. After iron is absorbed, it is bound to a circulating  ...
Abraham Lieberman, 2010
9
GCE A-level Economics Challenging Drill Questions (Concise) ...
Capital Account Visible Balance Invisible Balance (A) Worsen Worsen Improve ( B) Worsen Worsen Worsen (C) Improve Improve Worsen (D) Improve Worsen Improve Output of mobile phones ('000 units) Output of cars ('000 units) Korea 1000 ...
Thomas Bond, Chris Hughes, 2013
10
GCE A-level Economics Challenging Drill Questions (Yellowreef):
Capital Account Visible Balance Invisible Balance (A) Worsen Worsen Improve ( B) Worsen Worsen Worsen (C) Improve Improve Worsen (D) Improve Worsen Improve  A Singapore-based company locates its manufacturing plants overseas ...
Thomas Bond, Chris Hughes, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WORSEN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term worsen is used in the context of the following news items.
1
West Bengal: Floods worsen condition for people
Children play on a flooded street in Kolkata on August 3, 2015. Parts of the eastern city were flooded as the river Ganges burst its banks following heavy ... «Economic Times, Aug 15»
2
Marondera's Water Woes to Worsen As US $10 Million Hard to Come
MARONDERA town's water woes are to worsen as the local council is failing to find suitable investors to fund the rehabilitation of its water and sewer pipes some ... «AllAfrica.com, Aug 15»
3
Share “Heavy rains in forecast set to worsen...”
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Heavy rains forecast for the next few days could worsen already dire flooding in large parts of Myanmar. State newspapers reported ... «NewsOK.com, Jul 15»
4
SA trade conditions worsen
Johannesburg - South Africa's trade conditions worsened in June due to domestic and global economic pressure, which caused the Trade Activity Index to slip ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»
5
Right-to-buy could worsen the housing crisis
The revelation that senior Whitehall officials warned Downing Street of the pitfalls of extending right-to-buy comes after mounting concern that the policy would ... «The Times, Jun 15»
6
Tsipras says 'blind insistence' on pension cuts would worsen crisis
BERLIN (Reuters) - The "blind insistence" on cutting Greek pensions will only worsen the country's already dire financial crisis, Greek Prime Minister Alexis ... «The West Australian, Jun 15»
7
Hotter weather ahead: El Nino to worsen in August
MANILA - Hot weather is expected to worsen in the country as the El Nino phenomenon goes from mild to moderate in the coming months. Experts say ... «ABS CBN News, May 15»
8
Penangites fear condo will worsen traffic
Pulau Tikus assemblywoman Yap Soo Huey and local residents were up in arms on the project which they fear would worsen vehicle congestion in the area. «Free Malaysia Today, May 15»
9
Texas Floods Worsen
Eight people have died and three dozen counties across the area are in a State of Emergency. Overnight there was massive flooding in Houston, where public ... «MyHighPlains, May 15»
10
Strike in Nigeria: Dumsor to worsen?
Oil workers in Nigeria on Thursday shut down official and business activities at the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in ... «Citifmonline, May 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Worsen [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/worsen>. Oct 2020 ».
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