Meaning of “exasperate” in the English Dictionary

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"exasperate" in British English

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exasperateverb [ T ]

uk /ɪɡˈzɑː.spə.reɪt/ us /ɪɡˈzæs.pə.reɪt/

Examples from literature

  • I do not wish to exasperate the populace, replied the duke. 
  • No answer he could have made could have more exasperated her. 

(Definition of “exasperate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"exasperate" in American English

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exasperateverb [ T ]

us /ɪɡˈzæs·pəˌreɪt/

to cause anger or extreme annoyance in someone:

His assistant’s carelessness is exasperating him.

(Definition of “exasperate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)