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See also: enragé
Old French enrager, enragier, from rage. Equivalent to en- + rage.
enrage (third-person singular simple present enrages, present participle enraging, simple past and past participle enraged)
- (intransitive, obsolete) To become angry or wild. [16th–18th c.]
- (transitive) To fill with rage; to provoke to frenzy; to make furious.
- (transitive, obsolete) To provoke to madness, to make insane.
- c. 1606 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Macbeth”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act III, scene iv], page 142, column 2:
- La[dy Macbeth]. I pray you ſpeake not: he growes worſe & worſe
Queſtion enrages him: at once, goodnight. […]
Len[nox]. Good night, and better health
Attend his Maieſty.
- See also Thesaurus:enrage
to fill with rage
- James A. H. Murray [et al.], editors (1884–1928), “Enrage”, in A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (Oxford English Dictionary), volume III (D–E), London: Clarendon Press, →OCLC, page 197, column 2.
- inflection of enrager:
- English terms derived from Old French
- English terms prefixed with en-
- English 2-syllable words
- English terms with IPA pronunciation
- English terms with audio links
- Rhymes:English/eɪdʒ/2 syllables
- English lemmas
- English verbs
- English intransitive verbs
- English terms with obsolete senses
- English transitive verbs
- English terms with quotations
- French 2-syllable words
- French terms with IPA pronunciation
- French terms with audio links
- French non-lemma forms
- French verb forms