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.

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Meantime, the administration is moving forward with plans to overturn Obama-era environment rules on coal-burning plants, enraging environment groups who see coal as a prime culprit in carbon emissions responsible for global warming. Gerald F. Seib, WSJ, "Climate Change Emerging From the Political Shadows," 10 Dec. 2018 Sudan, which has deployed troops as part of the Gulf coalition against the Houthis, has been making friendly noises to Qatar, and has recently enraged Egypt by letting Turkey develop an old Ottoman port at Suakin, on the Red Sea. The Economist, "The Gulf and the HornA bitter rivalry between Arab states is spilling into Africa," 23 Jan. 2018 His failures enrage him — particularly his leading man’s decision to leave the film. Keith Phipps, The Verge, "Netflix’s Orson Welles revival is strange, fascinating, and frustrating," 1 Nov. 2018 Students became enraged earlier this month at the government’s slow response to a forest fire in Indio Maiz, a biological reserve in southeastern Nicaragua. Joshua Partlow, Washington Post, "‘The people lost their fear’: How Nicaragua’s new revolution took shape," 26 Apr. 2018 If 2018 is a test of which party’s voters are angrier, immigration is clearly making Republicans mad — but the effects of these policies, like the images of children being held in cells, is enraging Democrats even more. Tara Golshan, Vox, "2 weeks from Election Day, the Republican base is really angry about immigration," 24 Oct. 2018 However, there is one tweak to the game that might enrage some: microtransactions. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Gran Turismo Sport, revisited: More tracks, more cars, more everything," 30 July 2018 Player protests during the national anthem, intended to raise awareness about African-American victims of police brutality, enraged many fans. Andrew Lopez, NOLA.com, "Former LSU safety Eric Reid unafraid to sacrifice NFL career for his principles," 13 Mar. 2018 The 2019 Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and as ever, there was plenty to applaud, plenty to shrug at, and plenty to be enraged by depending on your preferences. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "8 Snubs, Surprises, and New Records Set By The 2019 Oscar Nominations," 22 Jan. 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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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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