Exasperate meaning

ĭg-zăspə-rāt
To exasperate is defined as to cause someone to become greatly irritated or annoyed.

When you repeatedly poke someone while whining and yelling at him, this is an example of a situation where you are likely to exasperate him.

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To make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly.
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To increase the gravity or intensity of.
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To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex.
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(archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate.
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(archaic) Exasperated.
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(bot.) Having rough and prickly skin.
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To frustrate, vex, provoke, or annoy; to make angry.
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(obsolete) Exasperated; embittered.

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Origin of exasperate

  • Latin exasperāre exasperāt- ex- intensive pref. ex– asperāre to make rough (from asper rough)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition