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ag·o·nize

 (ăg′ə-nīz′)
v. ag·o·nized, ag·o·niz·ing, ag·o·niz·es
v.intr.
1. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something: agonized over the difficult decision.
2. To suffer extreme pain: The explorers agonized in the hot sun.
v.tr.
To cause great pain or anguish to. See Synonyms at afflict.

[Medieval Latin agōnizāre, from Greek agōnizesthai, to struggle, from agōn, contest; see agony.]

ag′o·niz′ing·ly adv.

agonize

(ˈæɡəˌnaɪz) or

agonise

vb
1. to suffer or cause to suffer agony
2. (intr) to make a desperate effort; struggle; strive
[C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek agōnizesthai to contend for a prize, from agōn agon]
ˈagoˌnizingly, ˈagoˌnisingly adv

ag•o•nize

(ˈæg əˌnaɪz)

v. -nized, -niz•ing. v.i.
1. to suffer extreme pain or anguish; be in agony.
2. to put forth great effort of any kind.
v.t.
3. to distress with extreme pain; torture.
[1575–85; < Medieval Latin < Greek]
ag′o•niz`ing•ly, adv.

agonize


Past participle: agonized
Gerund: agonizing

Imperative
agonize
agonize
Present
I agonize
you agonize
he/she/it agonizes
we agonize
you agonize
they agonize
Preterite
I agonized
you agonized
he/she/it agonized
we agonized
you agonized
they agonized
Present Continuous
I am agonizing
you are agonizing
he/she/it is agonizing
we are agonizing
you are agonizing
they are agonizing
Present Perfect
I have agonized
you have agonized
he/she/it has agonized
we have agonized
you have agonized
they have agonized
Past Continuous
I was agonizing
you were agonizing
he/she/it was agonizing
we were agonizing
you were agonizing
they were agonizing
Past Perfect
I had agonized
you had agonized
he/she/it had agonized
we had agonized
you had agonized
they had agonized
Future
I will agonize
you will agonize
he/she/it will agonize
we will agonize
you will agonize
they will agonize
Future Perfect
I will have agonized
you will have agonized
he/she/it will have agonized
we will have agonized
you will have agonized
they will have agonized
Future Continuous
I will be agonizing
you will be agonizing
he/she/it will be agonizing
we will be agonizing
you will be agonizing
they will be agonizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been agonizing
you have been agonizing
he/she/it has been agonizing
we have been agonizing
you have been agonizing
they have been agonizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been agonizing
you will have been agonizing
he/she/it will have been agonizing
we will have been agonizing
you will have been agonizing
they will have been agonizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been agonizing
you had been agonizing
he/she/it had been agonizing
we had been agonizing
you had been agonizing
they had been agonizing
Conditional
I would agonize
you would agonize
he/she/it would agonize
we would agonize
you would agonize
they would agonize
Past Conditional
I would have agonized
you would have agonized
he/she/it would have agonized
we would have agonized
you would have agonized
they would have agonized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.agonize - cause to agonizeagonize - cause to agonize      
anguish, pain, hurt - cause emotional anguish or make miserable; "It pains me to see my children not being taught well in school"
2.agonize - suffer agony or anguishagonize - suffer agony or anguish    
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

agonize

verb suffer, labour, worry, struggle, strain, strive, writhe, be distressed, be in agony, go through the mill, be in anguish He was agonizing over the moral issues involved.

agonize

verb
1. To twist and turn, as in pain, struggle, or embarrassment:
2. To bring great harm or suffering to:
Translations
mučiti se

agonize

[ˈægənaɪz] VIatormentarse
to agonize over a decisiondudar antes de tomar una decisión

agonize

[ˈægənaɪz] agonise (British) vi
to agonize about sth, to agonize over sth
He agonized over the problem → Ce problème lui a causé bien du tourment.
They agonize about the past → Ils ressassent constamment le passé.

agonize

visich (dat)den Kopf zermartern (→ over über +acc); after weeks of agonizing he finally made a decisionnach wochenlangem Ringen traf er endlich eine Entscheidung

agonize

[ˈægənaɪz] vi to agonize (over)angosciarsi (per)

agonize

vi. agonizar, estar en agonía; sufrir en extremo.
References in classic literature ?
How then should he look upon her as of less consequence than himself; as a pretty trifle to caress and grow weary of; and not deal in the greatest seriousness with the affection which he knew that he had awakened in her--so fervid and so impressionable as she was under her reserve; in order that it might not agonize and wreck her?
As some of us try to live with Jesus in His Passion with the Holy Trinity and Holy Mary we agonize over our own sins and the atrocious sins in our world, that truly hurt mystically the Sacred Heart of Jesus, our Father, the Holy Spirit, and Holy Mary.
I used to be one of these people who'd agonize about paying a premium for eco-friendly dish detergent.