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Are they interchangeable in sentence?Please help this with example sentences.Thanks!
1 to make sb slightly angry irritate: [vn] His constant joking was beginning to annoy her. It really annoys me when people forget to say thank you. Iím sure she does it just to annoy me. [vn to inf] It annoys me to see him getting ahead of me.
2 [vn] to make sb uncomfortable or unable to relax bother: He swatted a fly that was annoying him.
irritate verb [vn]
1 to annoy sb, especially by sth you continuously do or by sth that continuously happens: The way she puts on that accent really irritates me.
2 to make your skin or a part of your body sore or painful: Some drugs can irritate the lining of the stomach.
1 ~ (at / about / over sth)| ~ with / at sb (about / for sth) having strong feelings about sth that you dislike very much or about an unfair situation: Please donít be angry with me. It wasnít my fault. The passengers grew angry about the delay. He felt angry at the injustice of the situation. Thousands of angry demonstrators filled the square. The comments provoked an angry response from union leaders. I was very angry with myself for making such a stupid mistake. Her behaviour really made me angry.
2 (of a wound) red and infected
3 (literary) (of the sea or the sky) dark and stormy: the angry sea with its terrible waves