To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
(Intransitive) To do something which is of negligible inconvenience.
To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
To wear away or make sore by abrasion; chafe:
To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
Nettle is defined as to sting, poke or annoy.
To hurt the feelings of; cause to feel resentful, angry, or displeased; insult
To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
To be vexed or upset:
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
To gain (regard, good will, etc.) by friendly acts
To be agreeable; give pleasure; satisfy
To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances. — William Paley.
(Intransitive) To have a feeling of vexation; to be vexed; to fret; to be irritated.
(Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
To sail away, to depart.
To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations
Pain is defined as to hurt or cause suffering.
To tease or taunt (someone).
To manage to gain access to.
(Brit.) To make, be, or become annoyed, angry, etc.
To embarrass or perplex
To annoy, torment, or harass.
Find another word for rile. In this page you can discover 40 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for rile, like: irritate, provoke, annoy, anger, bother, (colloq.) roil, agitate, bug, disturb, gall and irk.