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I have come across the verb "to intergonize" while watching Homeland Season 1. There was a phrase "She wasn't worth intergonizing them". Dictionaries don't have this word, and neither does Google.

I would really appreciate your help. Thanks in advance, Ekaterina

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    Are you sure that it wasn't "antagonize" or "interrogate"? Can you point us to a specific time/episode? Maybe you simply misheard.
    – Daniel
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 17:55
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    (1) The phrase sounds ungrammatical. (2) Are you sure you heard the word right?
    – A.P.
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 17:55
  • No, I am not sure I heard it right. This was in Season 1 Episode 3 time 41.40
    – Ekaterina
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:00
  • No results for intergonize on Google Books, but one for intergonise
    – user116295
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:01
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's a on-off mishearing.
    – Mitch
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:24

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I just watched it again. This is the exact transcription of the part you are mentioning.

They're at the airport by now, heading back to the Gulf.

You let them leave? If it makes a difference, State Department made the call.

Said it wasn't worth antagonizing the Saudis.

Yeah, you mean she wasn't worth antagonizing them.

It hurts to lose an asset, Carrie.

I get that.

But she's gone.

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    @Ekaterina You are welcome. I should have posted it as a comment, but it was too long. :-)
    – user140086
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:15
  • @Ekaterina - Sorry that you feel so antagonized by this.
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 19:08
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My guess is that it is an informal word for "antagonize." It is pronounced /anˈtaɡəˌnīz/, and means to cause someone to feel anger.

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  • This is certainly sometimes pronounced in the way OP thinks she heard. Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:06
  • Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by OP
    – Ekaterina
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:08
  • OP means Original Post. This would refer to your question, in this case.
    – gelolopez
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:11
  • @Ekaterina: Stack Exchange has its own jargon (I encourage you to take the tour and find out more about us). OP stands for 'Original Poster': in this case, yourself. Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:11
  • @TimLymington Thank you for the answer! I will take the tour around here. Thanks again!
    – Ekaterina
    Commented Dec 19, 2015 at 18:17

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