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terrorize

ter·ror·ize

terrorize

 
pronunciation:
te r raIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: terrorized, terrorizes, terrorizing
definition 1: to control by using threats or acts of violence.
An escaped prisoner terrorized a tiny mountain village.
similar words:
bully
definition 2: to cause to feel terror.
The little boy was terrorized by the snarling dog.
similar words:
frighten, terrify
derivation: terrorization (n.)
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