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

Definition of enrage

transitive verb

: to fill with rage : anger

Examples of enrage in a Sentence

His thoughtless behavior enraged us. People were enraged by the decision.
Recent Examples on the Web Yet, during the past year, DeWine has been careful not to do anything that would enrage the Republican base. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, 27 Apr. 2022 Putin is the need for control, which is why the messy processes of democracy threaten and enrage him. Mary Ann Gwinn, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 In either case, the sight of 70,000 people maskless in California is going to further enflame and enrage anti-maskers in California, who want an off-ramp for the pandemic. Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, 14 Feb. 2022 The move worked often enough that Miller would enrage opposing defenders and coaches. New York Times, 24 Dec. 2021 But even if some of his past fibs may have arguably been more harmful to others around him, this one hits on a particular sensitivity that, psychologists have found, holds special power to enrage. New York Times, 22 Jan. 2022 Unlike the unit’s televisions, which enrage or pacify, a good nurse can see and understand you. Abraham Nussbaum, STAT, 25 Dec. 2021 The restrictions enrage Clare Daly, an Irish EU legislator who is a member of the European parliament’s civil liberties and justice committee. Fox News, 20 Nov. 2021 Did any of these issues annoy or enrage you as well? Erik Kain, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 See More

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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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“Enrage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrage. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of enrage

: to fill with rage : anger

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