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tyrannize

tyr·an·nize

tyrannize

 
pronunciation:
taI r naIz
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tyrannized, tyrannizes, tyrannizing
definition 1: to exercise complete control or power, esp. in a cruel and arbitrary manner (often fol. by over).
She tyrannized over her poor, oppressed employees.
synonyms:
boss, domineer
similar words:
bully, dominate, lord
definition 2: to rule or govern as a tyrant.
similar words:
boss
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to treat or govern cruelly or oppressively; act tyrannically toward.
He has tyrannized millions since he seized power.
synonyms:
domineer, oppress
similar words:
boss, browbeat, bully, control, dominate, intimidate, repress, ride, subjugate, suppress, terrorize
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