Simple Definition of rile
: to make (someone) angry : to irritate or annoy (someone)
: to make (someone) very excited
Examples of rile
Her comments riled the professor.
<one sure way to rile me is to keep yelling for me>
Origin of rile
variant of roil
First Known Use: 1624
Synonym Discussion of rile
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