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enrage

[en-reyj] /ɛnˈreɪdʒ/
verb (used with object), enraged, enraging.
1.
to make extremely angry; put into a rage; infuriate:
His supercilious attitude enraged me.
Origin of enrage
1490-1500
From the Middle French word enrager, dating back to 1490-1500. See en-1, rage
Related forms
enragedly
[en-rey-jid-lee, -reyjd-] /ɛnˈreɪ dʒɪd li, -ˈreɪdʒd-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
enragement, noun
Synonyms
anger, inflame, madden. Enrage, incense, infuriate imply stirring to violent anger. To enrage or to infuriate is to provoke wrath: They enrage (infuriate ) him by their deliberate and continual injustice. To incense is to inflame with indignation or anger: to incense a person by making insulting remarks.
Antonyms
appease, pacify.
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  • Would he annoy her, enrage her perhaps, or even worse, tire her?

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • This, you know, like scarlet to the bull, is sufficient to enrage the Parisian pit.

  • But the slug instead of dropping the bear served only to enrage him.

    The Mountain Divide Frank H. Spearman
  • I fear that this letter will enrage my grandson; I care not.

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • What reply could Maurice make which would not enrage her more?

    Fairy Fingers Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for enrage

enrage

/ɪnˈreɪdʒ/
verb
1.
(transitive) to provoke to fury; put into a rage; anger
Derived Forms
enraged, adjective
enragedly (ɪnˈreɪdʒɪdlɪ) adverb
enragement, noun
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Word Origin and History for enrage
v.

late 14c. (implied in enraged), from Old French enragier "go wild, go mad, lose one's senses," from en- "make, put in" (see en- (1)) + rage "rabies, rage" (see rage (n.)). Related: Enraging. Intransitive only in Old French; transitive sense is oldest in English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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