|1.||[ verb ] take the trouble to do something; concern oneself;|
|Synonyms:||trouble trouble_oneself inconvenience_oneself|
"He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday" "Don't bother, please"
|Related terms:||strive trouble|
|2.||[ verb ] cause annoyance in; disturb, esp. by minor irritations|
|Synonyms:||annoy irritate vex nettle devil get_at rile gravel nark get_to chafe rag|
: "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me" "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
|Related terms:||displease harass antagonize ruffle torment get grate peeve fret chafe botheration mischief annoyance pique tease irritant aggravation annoyance|
|3.||[ verb ] to cause inconvenience or discomfort to|
|Synonyms:||trouble put_out disoblige discommode incommode inconvenience|
: "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
|Related terms:||affect trouble botheration inconvenience inconvenience|
|4.||[ verb ] make confused or perplexed or puzzled|
|5.||[ verb ] make nervous or agitated;|
"The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
|6.||[ noun ] an angry disturbance|
|Synonyms:||trouble hassle fuss|
"he didn't want to make a fuss" "they had labor trouble" "a spot of bother"
|Related terms:||perturbation harass|
|7.||[ verb ] intrude or enter uninvited|
: "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
|8.||[ noun ] something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness|
|Synonyms:||nuisance pain botheration pain_in_the_neck pain_in_the_ass infliction annoyance|
"washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer" "a bit of a bother" "he's not a friend, he's an infliction"
|Related terms:||negative_stimulus nuisance irritant common_nuisance plague abatable_nuisance private_nuisance mixed_nuisance attractive_nuisance annoy pain|