Definition of rile verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rile

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//raɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//raɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rile
BrE BrE//raɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//raɪl//
 
he / she / it riles
BrE BrE//raɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//raɪlz//
 
past simple riled
BrE BrE//raɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//raɪld//
 
past participle riled
BrE BrE//raɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//raɪld//
 
-ing form riling
BrE BrE//ˈraɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪlɪŋ//
 
Anger
 
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  • rile somebody | it riles somebody that… to annoy somebody or make them angry synonym anger Nothing ever seemed to rile him. She regretted at once that she had let herself become riled. See related entries: Anger
  • Word Origin early 19th cent.: variant of roil, of the same meaning.Idioms (informal, especially North American English) to be or get very annoyed See related entries: Anger
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rile