enrage

verb
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.
Recent Examples on the Web All that remains is more bumbling, mealy-mouthed corporate decision-making that will only further enrage the left and right alike. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 5 May 2021 Rejoining it — and making the concessions required to do so — would enrage Republicans and likely unsettle Israel and Gulf Arab allies. Matthew Lee, ajc, 4 May 2021 Rejoining it — and making the concessions required to do so — would enrage Republicans and likely unsettle Israel and Gulf Arab allies. Matthew Lee, Anchorage Daily News, 4 May 2021 First there was the pandemic, in which his attempts to placate all sides, by turns imposing and denouncing various restrictions, led him to enrage just about everyone. New York Times, 4 May 2021 The article splashed across the cover of Saturday’s New York Post seemed designed to enrage Republicans who railed against the Biden administration’s immigration policies. BostonGlobe.com, 28 Apr. 2021 Biden, however, on Friday spoke with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prior to a possible statement recognizing the Armenian genocide, which is expected to enrage Turkish nationalists, according AP. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2021 Presumably to enrage our readers, the marketing people advertise these things as four-door coupes. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2021 Don’t be too uptight; but also be careful not to enrage the many uptight people around you. Rob Asghar, Forbes, 3 Mar. 2021

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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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27 May 2021

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“Enrage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrage. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for enrage

enrage

verb

English Language Learners Definition of enrage

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

enrage

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

Kids Definition of enrage

: to fill with rage : anger

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