(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. enrage, anger, madden, incense; incite, provoke, nettle, peeve, rankle, rile, make one's blood boil. See resentment. Ant., calm, pacify.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. enrage, incense, madden, provoke; see anger .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
enrage, anger, *make one's blood boil, outrage, madden, *burn up, incense, rile, inflame, *get one's dander up.
ANT.: pacify, mollify
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To cause to feel or show anger: anger, burn (up), enrage, incense1, madden, provoke. Idioms: make one hot under the collar, make one's blood boil, put one's back up. See FEELINGS.

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