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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 of enrage
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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  • How enraged she'll be presently, when she discovers her mistake!

  • If the words may be coupled, I watched him with an enraged admiration.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Then they were enraged with grief at what was extravagant injustice, and above all by the sight of Carthage on the horizon.

    Salammbo Gustave Flaubert
  • Finally the sound of a hearty voice, independent and enraged, reached the pair.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • But Cetewayo only spat towards the man, after his fashion when enraged, and looked round him till his eye fell upon Saduko.

    Child of Storm H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for enraged

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 enraged

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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