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[ en-reyj ]

verb (used with object)

, en·raged, en·rag·ing.
  1. to make extremely angry; put into a rage; infuriate:

    His supercilious attitude enraged me.

    Synonyms: madden, inflame, anger

    Antonyms: pacify, appease


/ ɪnˈreɪdʒɪdlɪ; ɪnˈreɪdʒ /


  1. tr to provoke to fury; put into a rage; anger
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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Derived Forms

  • enragedly, adverb
  • enˈraged, adjective
  • enˈragement, noun
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Other Words From

  • en·rag·ed·ly [en-, rey, -jid-lee, -, reyjd, -], adverb
  • en·ragement noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of enrage1

First recorded in 1490–1500; from Middle French enrager, en- 1, rage
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Synonym Study

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.
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Example Sentences

Guy has a troublesome wife who won’t divorce him, and Bruno, an engaging sociopath is enraged that his wealthy father won’t give him money.

It enraged a cadre of coastal residents who have long believed the city could outright ban short-term rentals.

She can’t find the words to express her true feelings for her father, and this enrages the feeble-minded king.

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In 1970, Milton Friedman wrote an op-ed that would embolden investors and enrage activists for decades.

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The policy enraged families, home administrators, epidemiologists and politicians of both major parties.

It also would enrage those who have made Pelosi an object of derision and hate.

He approached ahead of her, barking furiously, and I put down my hand for him to sniff, which seemed to enrage him further.

Blasphemy remains interesting only so long as it retains the power to enrage.

Attempting to reason with enraged people may only enrage them more.

In his new film, Savages, pot growers who enrage a drug cartel, are the protagonists.

The explanation of the aged wanderer that the dust and particles came from many sources, seemed to enrage them further.

What the boy had done to thus enrage the animal no one seemed to know.

The whole table would take it up, every man doing his best to insult and enrage the victim.

Don't you, Sir, put questions to me that you know I will answer truly, though my answer were ever so much to enrage you.

Why, I have still the key that you gave me, and which I hung round my neck to enrage your gentlemen, and with this I entered.





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