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 But even more seemed enraged over feeling forced to watch the spinoff in order to understand the new Grey’s that followed. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, "‘Grey's Anatomy’ Sparked Major Backlash Over the Confusing 'Station 19' Crossover," 26 Jan. 2020 The McCarthy-Kennedy wing was enraged over how Mayor Richard Daley’s cops had beaten the protesters. Patrick J. Buchanan, WSJ, "With Nixon in ’68: The Year America Came Apart," 5 Apr. 2018 The shooting enraged many, who felt the officer acted out of racial animus and used unnecessary force against Hambrick. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Nashville officer who shot black man was reprimanded for not using gun in prior incident," 28 Jan. 2020 That decision enraged many in Argentina, who blame mismanagement by the IMF for exacerbating the country’s catastrophic economic collapse of 2001. Ciara Nugent, Time, "As Argentina Goes to the Polls, Voters Are Falling Back in Love With a Divisive Political Movement," 25 Oct. 2019 The split enraged Moscow, which wants to maintain influence in its former stomping ground and discourage similar unrest at home. Washington Post, "Legacy of Ukrainian Revolution Rides on Election Year," 23 Sep. 2019 The comments enraged Alvarez, who now isn’t inclined to give Golovkin a fight that will guarantee him a career-high payday. Chris Mannix, SI.com, "Canelo Looks to Put Golovkin, De La Hoya Distractions Aside Ahead of Kovalev Bout," 19 Sep. 2019 But the government show of force only seemed to enrage protesters further, with larger numbers of demonstrators gathering Thursday. BostonGlobe.com, "Protests grow in India over religion-based citizenship bill - The Boston Globe," 13 Dec. 2019 The raucous home crowd became enraged in the second half as the Saints were penalized in several key situations. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "49ers stand toe-to-toe with Saints, win 48-46 on last-second FG," 8 Dec. 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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22 Feb 2020

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“Enrage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enrage. Accessed 25 Feb. 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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