aggressive
adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem, sound
become, get, grow (esp. AmE), turn
make sb

Watching violence on TV makes some children more aggressive.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly, particularly, really

the company's highly aggressive marketing techniques

increasingly
openly

Her mood became openly aggressive when his name was mentioned.

physically, verbally
sexually
PREPOSITION
towards/toward

He warned that his dog was aggressive towards/toward strangers.

with (esp. AmE)

Dogs of this breed can be aggressive with other dogs.

Aggressive is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑action, ↑approach, ↑attitude, ↑behaviour, ↑campaign, ↑child, ↑conduct, ↑diplomacy, ↑display, ↑driving, ↑encounter, ↑expansion, ↑impulse, ↑instinct, ↑manner, ↑marketing, ↑move, ↑nationalism, ↑player, ↑posture, ↑pursuit, ↑questioning, ↑response, ↑stance, ↑strategy, ↑style, ↑tactic, ↑tendency, ↑tone

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