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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
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Middle French enrager. 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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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.

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