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 Regardless, staffers inside NBC News are enraged at the fact an executive would have engaged in such behavior. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 And Johnson is bucking the House’s rules to enable a quick-fire vote, further enraging the House Freedom Caucus on the right flank of the GOP conference, which is already raising the alarm over spending levels. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 The findings enraged parents and families who pleaded for accountability nearly two years after the attack. Shimon Prokupecz, CNN, 12 Mar. 2024 This fame and commercialization using essentially free advertising provided by the tabloids, social media, and even serious professional media enraged some of the serious, longstanding longevity activist groups and individuals. Alex Zhavoronkov, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 Next week, Spencer will presumably announce something sure to excite or enrage hardcore Xbox fans. Megan Farokhmanesh, WIRED, 6 Feb. 2024 Not surprisingly, many fans were enraged while others defended West, although rarely specifically about Thursday night’s format. Jem Aswad, Variety, 15 Mar. 2024 After all, his father worked himself into the grave for his son—a decision that now strikes Cyrus as pathetic, even enraging. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 13 Mar. 2024 The Houthis insist their attacks will continue until Israel stops its combat operations in the Gaza Strip, which have enraged the wider Arab world and seen the Houthis gain international recognition. Jon Gambrell, Quartz, 4 Mar. 2024

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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 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


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

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