en·​rage | \ in-ˈrāj How to pronounce enrage (audio) , en-\
enraged; enraging; enrages

Definition of enrage

transitive verb

: to fill with rage : anger

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Examples of enrage in a Sentence

His thoughtless behavior enraged us. People were enraged by the decision.

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The anger is raw and festering; many people are even more enraged at Peterson than the shooter. oregonlive.com, "He’ll go down in history as a coward, but is he a criminal?," 16 June 2019 That fallback has already enraged both the DUP and Brexit hard-liners in Mrs. May’s own party. Max Colchester, WSJ, "Now the Hard Part: Getting the Brexit Deal Through Parliament," 19 Nov. 2018 Allowing DREAMers to become citizens has enraged conservatives. Alan Gomez, USA TODAY, "Trump immigration plan unites all sides in opposition," 26 Jan. 2018 Both said the slaying was to appease Zamora, who was enraged that Jones and Graham slept together once. Michael Graczyk, The Seattle Times, "Woman in fatal Texas teen love triangle loses court appeal," 24 July 2018 His visit to the region comes more than a month after Mr. Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a step that's enraged Palestinians. CBS News, "Vice President Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks," 20 Jan. 2018 Last month John Bolton, Mr Trump’s national security adviser, enraged China by breaking with decades of precedent to meet his Taiwanese opposite number. The Economist, "Taiwan’s computing titans are caught up in the US-China tech war," 6 June 2019 Last season, Buffon was sent off after being enraged by a late penalty call from English referee Michael Oliver in the quarter-final match between Juventus and Real Madrid. Ben Church & James Masters, CNN, "Gianluigi Buffon leaves Paris Saint-Germain after one season," 5 June 2019 We were enraged by this extremely irresponsible misconduct, which clearly violated the regulatory and medical ethics of China and nations all over the world. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "CRISPR Baby Scientist Comprehensively Denounced By Genetics Experts," 3 May 2019

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First Known Use of enrage

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enrage

Middle French enrager to become mad, from Old French enragier, from en- + rage rage

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English Language Learners Definition of enrage

: to make (someone) very angry : to fill (someone) with rage


en·​rage | \ in-ˈrāj How to pronounce enrage (audio) \
enraged; enraging

Kids Definition of enrage

: to fill with rage : anger

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