enrage

verb
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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He was enraged by its work helping the modern-day equivalents of my family coming to America. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "My Jewish wedding was the day of the Pittsburgh shooting. Anti-Semites threatened it.," 2 Nov. 2018 Many Dancing With the Stars fans were absolutely enraged at the elimination results last night. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "‘Dancing with the Stars’ Fans Are Livid at Bobby Bones and Joe Amabile After Last Night," 16 Oct. 2018 He was so enraged that a flight attendant asked the officer to move to another seat, so the men couldn't see each other. Avi Selk, chicagotribune.com, "An American Airlines passenger was refused beer — so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says," 29 May 2018 He was so enraged that a flight attendant asked the officer to move to another seat, so the men couldn’t see each other. Avi Selk, Washington Post, "An American Airlines passenger was refused beer — so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says," 26 May 2018 And for all those enraged by voice texts, there appears to be a growing contingent of people who are equally ardent senders of them. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: ‘You get an Amazon HQ2 and you get an Amazon HQ2!’," 6 Nov. 2018 But the effects of Trump’s policies, like the images of children being held in cells, are enraging Democrats even more. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Donald Trump’s race-baiting closing argument going into Election Day, explained," 2 Nov. 2018 The decision by referee Michael Oliver enraged Buffon, who was red carded by the British official. Matias Grez, CNN, "Soccer stars use red lipstick to raise awareness about domestic violence," 23 Apr. 2018 His candidacy would enrage voters who think the right place to send him is jail, not the presidential palace. The Economist, "A conviction politicianBrazilian ex-president Lula’s corruption verdict does not end his career," 27 Jan. 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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enrage

verb

English Language Learners Definition of enrage

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

enrage

verb
en·​rage | \ in-ˈrāj \
enraged; enraging

Kids Definition of enrage

: to fill with rage : anger

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