Definition of enrage in English:



  • Make (someone) very angry.

    ‘the students were enraged at these new rules’
    • ‘He delights in enraging his enemies.’
    • ‘‘Everything about her home enrages me,’ he snaps.’
    • ‘What enrages you now is not last night's bad behaviour but a lifetime of bad behaviour and the marriage is over.’
    • ‘Sigh… do I have to expound on the way this aggravates and enrages me?’
    • ‘On one occasion a very enraged customer was dragged screaming and shouting from the shop.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It enrages me that they relentlessly makes programmes that pander to youth, when the majority of the population is over 45.’
    • ‘This will be a mammoth task as it risks enraging people already sceptical about the treaty.’
    • ‘What enrages me about the article is the comment that Catherine made regarding the use of services by architecture students.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    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
    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
    shirty, stroppy
    sore, bent out of shape, soreheaded, teed off, ticked off
    ropeable, snaky, crook
    anger, incense, infuriate, madden, inflame, incite, antagonize, provoke, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone's feathers, exasperate
    hack off, drive crazy, drive mad, 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
    wind up, get on someone's wick, nark
    burn up, tee off, tick off, gravel
    piss off
    in a bate, waxy
    pissed off
    wrathful, ireful, wroth
    get on someone's tits
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Late 15th century (formerly also as inrage): from French enrager, from en- into + rage rage, anger.