[ en-reyj ]
/ ɛnˈreɪdʒ /

verb (used with object), en·raged, en·rag·ing.

to make extremely angry; put into a rage; infuriate: His supercilious attitude enraged me.

Nearby words

  1. enphytotic,
  2. enplane,
  3. enprint,
  4. enquire,
  5. enquiry,
  6. enrapt,
  7. enrapture,
  8. enravish,
  9. enregister,
  10. enrich

Origin of enrage

From the Middle French word enrager, dating back to 1490–1500. See en-1, rage

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.

Related formsen·rag·ed·ly [en-rey-jid-lee, -reyjd-] /ɛnˈreɪ dʒɪd li, -ˈreɪdʒd-/, adverben·rage·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for enrage


/ (ɪnˈreɪdʒ) /


(tr) to provoke to fury; put into a rage; anger
Derived Formsenraged, adjectiveenragedly (ɪnˈreɪdʒɪdlɪ), adverbenragement, noun

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Word Origin and History for enrage



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.

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