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

 

exasperate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪt//
 
, also BrE//ɪɡˈzɑːspəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exasperate
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪt//
 
, also BrE//ɪɡˈzɑːspəreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪt//
 
he / she / it exasperates
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪts//
 
, BrE//ɪɡˈzɑːspəreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪts//
 
past simple exasperated
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪtɪd//
 
, also BrE//ɪɡˈzɑːspəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪtɪd//
 
past participle exasperated
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪtɪd//
 
, also BrE//ɪɡˈzɑːspəreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form exasperating
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪtɪŋ//
 
, also BrE//ɪɡˈzɑːspəreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzæspəreɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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exasperate somebody to annoy or irritate somebody very much synonym infuriate Her moods exasperated him. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin exasperat- ‘irritated to anger’, from the verb exasperare (based on asper ‘rough’).Extra examples She was clearly exasperated by all my questions.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exasperate