enrage

verb
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 The report notes that in that meeting Trump also ordered that the border be closed, and became enraged when his staff pushed back. Tanya A. Christian, Essence, "Trump On Migrants: Shoot Them In The Leg," 2 Oct. 2019 And is this what presidential impeachment is for, a chance to get rid of someone who has enraged you by defeating your own corrupt and flawed candidate? John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: If Democrats want the truth, they’ll demand an investigation into Joe Biden’s Ukrainian ties too," 27 Sep. 2019 And is this what presidential impeachment is for, a chance to get rid of someone who has enraged you by defeating your own corrupt and flawed candidate? John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: If Democrats want the truth, they’ll demand an investigation into Joe Biden’s Ukrainian ties too," 26 Sep. 2019 The things some men tell women about their normal bodies enrage me. Julia Belluz, Vox, "The Vagina Bible: This feminist gynecologist wants you to know your body and fight the patriarchy," 14 Aug. 2019 The hellish train ride extended all along the New Haven Line in southern Fairfield County Saturday night, enraging and frustrating Connecticut travelers trying to get home from New York. Lydia Gerike, courant.com, "From Grand Central to Fairfield in seven hours: Inside the ‘train ride from hell’," 5 Aug. 2019 Those twenty-eight departments enraged him more than anything else. Benedict Evans, WIRED, "Amazon's Revolutionary Retail Strategy? Recycling Old Ideas," 26 July 2019 As a mother of two young girls, I was heartbroken and enraged. Darren Walker, Town & Country, "Princess Mabel of the Netherlands Has Devoted Herself to Ending the Scourge of Child Marriage," 17 Jan. 2017 Such an intervention would enrage Hong Kongers as much as the declaration of martial law in 1989 aroused the fury of Beijing’s residents. The Economist, "Chinese troops must stay off the streets of Hong Kong," 8 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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The first known use of enrage was in 1575

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15 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Enrage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrages. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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More Definitions for enrage

enrage

verb
How to pronounce enrage (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of enrage

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

enrage

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

Kids Definition of enrage

: to fill with rage : anger

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