Definition of enrage in English:



  • Make (someone) very angry.

    ‘the students were enraged at these new rules’
    • ‘And that enrages me, because I have not read a single mainstream review that sought to appreciate Gibson's basic, powerful imagery on its own terms.’
    • ‘What enrages you now is not last night's bad behaviour but a lifetime of bad behaviour and the marriage is over.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As one song led to another, I decided that there was no point leaving somewhere where I was having such a great time for somewhere which almost inevitably enrages me.’
    • ‘What enrages me about the article is the comment that Catherine made regarding the use of services by architecture students.’
    • ‘‘Everything about her home enrages me,’ he snaps.’
    • ‘The question of the food that children eat enrages me, as do the companies that produce television advertisements, which are, not to put too fine a point on it, full of outrageous lies from start to finish.’
    • ‘This will be a mammoth task as it risks enraging people already sceptical about the treaty.’
    • ‘Sigh… do I have to expound on the way this aggravates and enrages me?’
    • ‘It enrages me that they relentlessly makes programmes that pander to youth, when the majority of the population is over 45.’
    • ‘He delights in enraging his enemies.’
    anger, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, incite, antagonize, provoke, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, exasperate
    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
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Late 15th century (formerly also as inrage): from French enrager, from en- ‘into’ + rage ‘rage, anger’.