Definition of rile:
rag, bawl out, put out, bedevil, trounce, excoriate, tantalise, inconvenience, get, pose, call down, access, fray, irritate, scold, beat, nettle, bug, torment, moil, exasperate, take to task, ruffle, annoy, puzzle, chide, lecture, aggravate, devil, gall, trouble oneself, urticate, amaze, reprimand, have words, rebuke, stupefy, remonstrate, pain, irk, stick, baffle, churn, peeve, vex, reach, bait, dress down, get to, call on the carpet, discommode, trouble, boil, chew out, disoblige, nonplus, stir up, chew up, razz, bewilder, roil, mystify, chafe, frustrate, rub, perplex, raise up, taunt, progress to, jaw, cod, commove, feelings, bother, make, inconvenience oneself, incommode, rally, tease, gravel, nark, tantalize, shake up, agitate, dumbfound, dun, flummox, worry, get at, crucify, ride, lambaste, scratch, reproof, twit, fret, berate, lambast.
- "The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays", James Russell Lowell.
- "Comet's Burial", Raymond Zinke Gallun.
- "The Sweep Winner", Nat Gould.