Definition of enrage in English:


Syllabification: en·rage
Pronunciation: /inˈrāj
, enˈrāj


[with object] (usually be enraged)
Make very angry: the students were enraged at these new rules
More example sentences
  • 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.
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 up
furious, 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


late 15th century (formerly also as inrage): from French enrager, from en- 'into' + rage 'rage, anger'.

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