Word Summary
erethizō: to stir up
Original Word: ἐρεθίζω
Transliteration: erethizō
Phonetic Spelling: (er-eth-id'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to stir up
Meaning: to stir up
Strong's Concordance

From a presumed prolonged form of eris; to stimulate (especially to anger) -- provoke.

see GREEK eris

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2042: ἐρεθίζω

ἐρεθίζω; 1 aorist ἠρεθισα; (ἐρέθω to excite); to stir up, excite, stimulate: τινα, in a good sense, 2 Corinthians 9:2; as common in Greek writings from Homer down, in a bad sense, to provoke: Colossians 3:21, where Lachmann παροργίζετε.