verb (used with object)
Origin of vex
Examples from the Web for vex
The title of the Donne poem is “Oh, to Vex Me, Contraries Meet as One.”Cynthia Nixon on Bisexuality & Her New Role in ‘Wit’|Kevin Sessums|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Please torment, harass, vex, heckle, and badger those two blockheads until they honor their commitments to my defense fund.
It would have vexed me from anybody else; it did not vex me from him.Daisy|Elizabeth Wetherell
I want the things now,” said Norman; “everybody is trying to vex me.Norman Vallery|W.H.G. Kingston
Forgive me, Archie, if I vex you; but there is something, I am thoroughly convinced of that.Not Like Other Girls|Rosa N. Carey
They are after Sprigg, to vex and frighten him, and think that I am he.The Red Moccasins|Morrison Heady
It puzzles me so, and then perhaps I may say something to vex you.The Tapestry Room|Mrs. Molesworth
Word Origin for vex
early 15c., from Middle French vexer, from Latin vexare "to attack, harass, trouble," from vexus, collateral form of vectus, past participle of vehere "to draw, carry" (see vehicle). Related: Vexed; vexing.