en·rage | \in-ˈrāj, 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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Paris Jackson leaves fashion show after getting enraged over performing animals. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: New hope for Trump-Kim summit; Bloody Chi-town weekend; Starbucks closed for racial bias training," 29 May 2018 Trump's off-the-cuff opening of a trade war rattled the stock market, enraged Republicans and left Cohn's future in doubt. Author: Mark Landler, Maggie Haberman, Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: Chaos theory in Oval Office is taking a toll," 2 Mar. 2018 The Mountain, enraged over his loss to Loras Tyrell at a jousting tournament, seeks revenge and charges his opponent, but The Hound steps in and fights his brother off before King Robert orders them both to stop. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "14 Game of Thrones Theories That Will Blow Your Mind in Season 7," 23 Aug. 2017 But community residents are enraged, calling the Smiths liars, profiteers, and reckless for bringing the shelter to their town. Christine Coppa, Good Housekeeping, "A Couple Is Fighting to Build a Refuge for Boys Escaping Sex Trafficking," 29 Jan. 2016 But just hearing the reports about the separations has enraged García Lara and the other organizations providing assistance at the border. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "At the Border, Parents Seeking Asylum Are Willing to Risk Separation Rather Than Go Back to Danger," 21 June 2018 President Donald Trump has managed to enrage most of America's closest allies by hitting them with name-calling, Twitter outbursts and steep tariffs on their steel and aluminum. Anchorage Daily News, "Analysis: There are ‘nuggets of truth’ to what Trump says about trade," 10 June 2018 His behavior has enraged former county education leaders. Doug Donovan, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County officials fear that Dallas Dance's conviction has hurt public trust in schools," 20 Apr. 2018 According to police records, Centers had entered his mother’s home enraged by the pawning of his her TV and began yelling at the residents to leave. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Police: Green Township man enraged over mom's pawned TV hits victim with a hammer," 28 June 2018

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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 \
enraged; enraging

Kids Definition of enrage

: to fill with rage : anger

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