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

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 His actions raised ire in petroleum company boardrooms, enraged Kern County officials and left small-town governments at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley grappling with shrinking tax rolls. Louis Sahagún, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023 There are men who cannot stand to see a carefree woman — who are both enthralled and enraged by her. Jerrine Tan, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2023 Her peers enjoyed her candid style, but within months, her headlines began to enrage Georgetown alumni and some students. Taylor Lorenz, Rolling Stone, 13 Sep. 2023 Last week in Tennessee, legislators ended their legislative session without passing a single common sense gun measure, despite resounding cries from parents enraged over the latest school shooting. Sabrina Haake, Chicago Tribune, 9 Sep. 2023 But he’d been enraged and radicalized by the provocative decision of Martin Shkreli, then the CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, to inflate the cost of a drug called Daraprim, a lifesaving antiparasitic, from $13.50 to $750. Lauren Larson, Men's Health, 7 Sep. 2023 The idea that Connecticut’s state police officers may have conducted a yearslong scheme of systematic deceit has shocked the public, embarrassed the state’s law enforcement community and enraged its political leadership at a time of national conversations about police accountability. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Haunted and enraged by the murder of his business partner Liliana (Audrey Esparza), Tommy vows to avenge her death. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 31 Aug. 2023 Anurag Chandra, the man who lived inside the Corona, Calif., home, was enraged, the Riverside County district attorney’s office wrote in a news release. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 19 July 2023 See More

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Word History


Middle French enrager to become mad, from Old French enragier, from en- + rage rage

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enrage was in 1575

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Cite this Entry

“Enrage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrage. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


en·​rage in-ˈrāj How to pronounce enrage (audio)
: to fill with rage : madden

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