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 Don’t be too uptight; but also be careful not to enrage the many uptight people around you. Rob Asghar, Forbes, "The New Workplace Etiquette: No Zoom Booze, No Politics, Good Eye Contact," 3 Mar. 2021 But, in trying to keep those goods moving across the new, marine customs border, Johnson's government has managed to enrage the EU—with different, negative consequences now hoving into view. David Meyer, Fortune, "Brexit has saddled its champions with an impossible dilemma," 5 Mar. 2021 Not just ignoring fans and players but to affirmatively do things to enrage them. Stephanie Stradley, Chron, "Stephanie Stradley discusses Texans PSLs, tickets, feelings," 5 Feb. 2021 But Russia has used social media to promote its worldview frequently in recent years, with the Russian Embassy in London becoming notorious for tweets that often seemed designed to enrage and undermine the West. Washington Post, "Russian vaccine Sputnik V is using Twitter to needle and undermine its rivals," 18 Dec. 2020 Yet her efforts to hedge and justify herself seemed to only enrage followers more. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "How COVID-19 Dethroned the Kardashians," 17 Nov. 2020 Her monologues draw crowds — and enrage a ruthless tycoon. Kevin Canfield, Star Tribune, "Review: 'The Cold Millions,' by Jess Walter," 23 Oct. 2020 But progressive Democrats are already angry enough to do that, and a quick vote to confirm Ginsburg’s replacement could enrage moderates enough to join them. Noah Feldman Bloomberg Opinion (tns), Star Tribune, "What Republicans stand to lose if they rush to replace Ginsburg," 23 Sep. 2020 Clay’s willful ignorance is enraging, despite his good intentions. refinery29.com, "Jessica’s Story On 13 Reasons Why Highlights How #MeToo Is Different For WOC," 27 May 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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9 Apr 2021

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“Enrage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrage. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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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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