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 At the same time, the book is clearly designed to enrage sympathetic readers. Benjamin C. Waterhouse, Washington Post, "Trump’s GOP: a “post-policy party”," 26 June 2020 Trump’s failure to achieve a key policy goal in his first or only term will likely enrage the ever-voluble president. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Trump’s Ineptitude Keeps Dream Alive for DACA Recipients," 18 June 2020 This act never failed to enrage the servers or delight the cooks. Michael Taylor, ExpressNews.com, "Liberty Bar owner in the age of coronavirus: ‘I feel like the tail struggling to wag the dog’," 12 June 2020 Any effort to use emergency virus funding to help the oil industry is sure to enrage Democrats who have warned about steering federal dollars to fossil fuels while other businesses struggle. Saleha Mohsin, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Developing Plan to Aid Oil Industry Despite Opposition," 8 May 2020 And that's not the only point that's likely to enrage fans. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "U.S. Soccer: Women's pay should be less because male players require more skill," 11 Mar. 2020 And the Sox’ insistence that this deal had nothing to do with Henry’s desire to get under the competitive balance tax is bound to only further enrage Boston’s savvy baseball fans. Dan Shaughnessy, BostonGlobe.com, "Sorry, but there is no explaining away the Mookie Betts move," 17 Feb. 2020 If kids weren’t enraged enough, Amazon is also working with major wifi router manufacturers, such as its own eero, TP Link, and Linksys, to allow Alexa to turn off wifi access to specific devices. Mike Murphy, Quartz, "Amazon just introduced smart glasses, and countless other new ways to talk to Alexa," 25 Sep. 2019 There's a secondary plot involving Salander's evil (literally) twin sister, Camilla, a tool of Russian intelligence who is enraged because Lisbeth murdered her father and harbors her own revenge fantasies. Richard Lipez, Dallas News, "Lisbeth Salander is back -- and angrier than ever," 26 Aug. 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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1 Jul 2020

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“Enrage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrage. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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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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