Acting like a true frontrunner, Rick riled up evangelicals in Georgia, comparing the next election to WWII.
When he was at the U.S. Open and there were so many different matches, or whatever, and he gets the fan so riled up.
Shortly into his second term, Roosevelt riled the left by wholeheartedly embracing deficit reduction.
What was it about Wicked that got critics so riled up a decade ago?
Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods.
You'll get me riled, pretty soon, Martha; and if you do you'll wish you hadn't.
And though the Texan could not tell what they said, their laughter “riled” him.
The boys is gettin' kind o' riled, fur they allow the game ain't on the square wuth a cent.
The more he was riled, the more he'd say to himself, 'Of course she's enjoying herself.
He riled me, and I felt as if I was back among the roughs out yonder.
1825, American English spelling alteration to reflect a dialectal pronunciation of roil (q.v.); cf. heist from hoist and in the same era spile for spoil (v.). Bartlett writes that in both England and America roil "is now commonly pronounced and written rile" ["Dictionary of Americanisms," 1848]. Related: Riled; riling.