Make (someone) 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, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, incite, antagonize, provoke, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, exasperate
informal hack off, 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, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, rattle someone's cage
vulgar slang piss off
British vulgar slang get on someone's tits
very angry, irate, furious, infuriated, angered, in a temper, incensed, raging, incandescent, fuming, ranting, raving, seething, frenzied, in a frenzy, beside oneself, outraged, in high dudgeon;
hostile, antagonistic, black, dark
informal mad, hopping mad, wild, livid, as cross as two sticks, boiling, apoplectic, aerated, hot under the collar, on the warpath, up in arms, with all guns blazing, foaming at the mouth, steamed up, in a lather, in a paddy, in a filthy temper, fit to be tied
West Indian informal vex
British informal , dated in a bate, waxy
vulgar slang pissed off
North American vulgar slang pissed
late 15th century (formerly also as inrage): from French enrager, from en- 'into' + rage 'rage, anger'.