verb[with object] (usually be enraged)
- Make very angry: the students were enraged at these new rulesMore example sentences
anger, infuriate, incense, madden, inflame; antagonize, provoke, exasperate• informal drive mad/crazy, drive up the wall, make someone see red, make someone's blood boil, make someone's hackles rise, get someone's back up, get someone's dander up• informal tick off, piss off, burn upfurious, infuriated, very angry, irate, incensed, raging, incandescent, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, beside oneself• informal mad, hopping mad, wild, livid, boiling, apoplectic, hot under the collar, on the warpath, foaming at the mouth, steamed up, fit to be tied, pissed off, PO'd• literary wrathful
- On one occasion a very enraged customer was dragged screaming and shouting from the shop.
- He was trying to tell us that this was for our own safety and that he had orders but I think he was also wary of enraging the crowd.
- This will be a mammoth task as it risks enraging people already sceptical about the treaty.
late 15th century (formerly also as inrage): from French enrager, from en- 'into' + rage 'rage, anger'.