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tyr·an·nize

tyrannize

 
pronunciation:
taI r naIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to treat or govern cruelly or oppressively; act tyrannically toward.
The country's leader has tyrannized millions since he seized power.
synonyms:
domineer, oppress
similar words:
boss, browbeat, bully, control, dominate, intimidate, repress, ride, subjugate, suppress, terrorize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: tyrannizes, tyrannizing, tyrannized
definition 1: to exercise complete control or power, esp. in a cruel and arbitrary manner (often fol. by "over").
The supervisors tyrannized over their subordinates.
synonyms:
boss, domineer
similar words:
bully, dominate, lord
definition 2: to rule or govern as a tyrant.
Stalin tyrannized in the Soviet Union until his death in 1953.
similar words:
boss
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