en·rage | \ in-ˈrāj , 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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According to police records, Centers had entered his mother’s home enraged by the pawning of his her TV and began yelling at the residents to leave. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "Police: Green Township man enraged over mom's pawned TV hits victim with a hammer," 28 June 2018 My father, enraged by the noise, stormed out of his room and pulled us apart. Zito Madu, GQ, "How to Forgive Your Father," 26 June 2018 The incident, however, was a bit anticlimactic as the players met on the field to exchange enraged words with each other without leading to a full-on baseball brawl. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Rays and Nationals had a bench-clearing incident over pitcher's 3-week-old grudge," 26 June 2018 In one moment, Xo is enraged at her daughter for both trying to push her into signing up for a painful surgery and criticizing the topless women around them at a spa. refinery29.com, "You’re Doing Yourself A Disservice By Missing Last Week’s Jane The Virgin," 26 Mar. 2018 Six weeks ago, Best was excluded from a list of three finalists presented to Mayor Jenny Durkan, enraging her supporters in the community and the union representing the department’s rank and file. Steve Miletich, The Seattle Times, "How the deal likely to make Carmen Best chief of Seattle police came together," 9 July 2018 And Mylan’s gradual 400 percent price increase for the live-saving EpiPen further enraged the public and Congressional committees. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Pfizer raises prices on 100 drugs—again—despite backlash from public, lawmakers," 3 July 2018 Lewandowski said, enraging Petkanas and many others around the nation. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Alabama Man Arrested After Pulling Gun, Shouting 'Womp Womp' at Immigration Rally," 2 July 2018 That conversation will have been exciting to Republican voters and enraging to Democrats — but not just Democrats. David Weigel, Washington Post, "Can Democrats get their base excited about a court fight?," 30 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of enrage

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


en·rage | \ in-ˈrāj \
enraged; enraging

Kids Definition of enrage

: to fill with rage : anger

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