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ter·ror·ize

 (tĕr′ə-rīz′)
tr.v. ter·ror·ized, ter·ror·iz·ing, ter·ror·iz·es
1. To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
2. To coerce or intimidate by causing fear. See Synonyms at frighten.

ter′ror·i·za′tion (-ər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
ter′ror·iz′er n.

terrorize

(ˈtɛrəˌraɪz) or

terrorise

vb (tr)
1. to coerce or control by violence, fear, threats, etc
2. to inspire with dread; terrify
ˌterroriˈzation, ˌterroriˈsation n
ˈterrorˌizer, ˈterrorˌiser n

ter•ror•ize

(ˈtɛr əˌraɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to fill or overcome with terror.
2. to dominate or coerce by intimidation.
[1815–25]
ter`ror•i•za′tion, n.
ter′ror•iz`er, n.

terrorize


Past participle: terrorized
Gerund: terrorizing

Imperative
terrorize
terrorize
Present
I terrorize
you terrorize
he/she/it terrorizes
we terrorize
you terrorize
they terrorize
Preterite
I terrorized
you terrorized
he/she/it terrorized
we terrorized
you terrorized
they terrorized
Present Continuous
I am terrorizing
you are terrorizing
he/she/it is terrorizing
we are terrorizing
you are terrorizing
they are terrorizing
Present Perfect
I have terrorized
you have terrorized
he/she/it has terrorized
we have terrorized
you have terrorized
they have terrorized
Past Continuous
I was terrorizing
you were terrorizing
he/she/it was terrorizing
we were terrorizing
you were terrorizing
they were terrorizing
Past Perfect
I had terrorized
you had terrorized
he/she/it had terrorized
we had terrorized
you had terrorized
they had terrorized
Future
I will terrorize
you will terrorize
he/she/it will terrorize
we will terrorize
you will terrorize
they will terrorize
Future Perfect
I will have terrorized
you will have terrorized
he/she/it will have terrorized
we will have terrorized
you will have terrorized
they will have terrorized
Future Continuous
I will be terrorizing
you will be terrorizing
he/she/it will be terrorizing
we will be terrorizing
you will be terrorizing
they will be terrorizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been terrorizing
you have been terrorizing
he/she/it has been terrorizing
we have been terrorizing
you have been terrorizing
they have been terrorizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been terrorizing
you will have been terrorizing
he/she/it will have been terrorizing
we will have been terrorizing
you will have been terrorizing
they will have been terrorizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been terrorizing
you had been terrorizing
he/she/it had been terrorizing
we had been terrorizing
you had been terrorizing
they had been terrorizing
Conditional
I would terrorize
you would terrorize
he/she/it would terrorize
we would terrorize
you would terrorize
they would terrorize
Past Conditional
I would have terrorized
you would have terrorized
he/she/it would have terrorized
we would have terrorized
you would have terrorized
they would have terrorized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.terrorize - coerce by violence or with threats
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
2.terrorize - fill with terror; frighten greatly
affright, fright, frighten, scare - cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
panic - cause sudden fear in or fill with sudden panic; "The mere thought of an isolation cell panicked the prisoners"

terrorize

verb
1. bully, menace, intimidate, threaten, oppress, coerce, strong-arm (informal), browbeat In his childhood he liked to terrorize his young siblings.
2. terrify, alarm, frighten, scare, intimidate, petrify, scare to death, strike terror into, put the fear of God into, fill with terror, scare the bejesus out of (informal), frighten out of your wits, inspire panic in The government had the helicopter gunships to terrorize the population.

terrorize

verb
To fill with fear:
Archaic: fright.
Idioms: make one's blood run cold, make one's hair stand on end, scare silly, scare the daylights out of.
Translations
terorizovatudržovat ve strachu
terrorisere
terrorizál
ógna, skelfa
terorizovaťudržiavať v strachu
dehşet salmak

terrorize

[ˈterəraɪz] VT (= terrify) → aterrorizar; (= threaten, coerce) → atemorizar
they terrorized the population into submissionhicieron que la población se sometiera a base de atemorizarlos

terrorize

[ˈtɛrəraɪz] terrorise (British) vtterroriserterror-stricken [ˈtɛrərstrɪkən] terror-struck adjterrorisé(e)

terrorize

vt
(= intimidate)einschüchtern; to terrorize somebody into doing somethingjdn durch Einschüchterungen dazu bringen, etw zu tun

terrorize

[ˈtɛrəˌraɪz] vtterrorizzare

terror

(ˈterə) noun
1. very great fear. She screamed with/in terror; She has a terror of spiders.
2. something which makes one very afraid. The terrors of war.
3. a troublesome person, especially a child. That child is a real terror!
ˈterrorism noun
the actions or methods of terrorists. international terrorism.
ˈterrorist noun
a person who tries to frighten people or governments into doing what he/she wants by using or threatening violence. The plane was hijacked by terrorists; (also adjective) terrorist activities.
ˈterrorize, ˈterrorise verb
to make very frightened by using or threatening violence. A lion escaped from the zoo and terrorized the whole town.
ˌterroriˈzation, ˌterroriˈsation noun
ˈterror-stricken adjective
feeling very great fear. The children were terror-stricken.
References in classic literature ?
This villain was able to terrorize him the instant that he got into his presence.
Their prodigious bounds and the shrill, screeching purr of their uncanny mouths were well calculated to confuse and terrorize their prey, so that as two of them leaped simultaneously from either side, the mighty sweep of those awful tails met with no resistance and two more green Martians went down to an ignoble death.
To terrorize the prisoners the more, though with a certain loss of dignity, he danced along an imaginary plank, grimacing at them as he sang; and when he finished he cried, "Do you want a touch of the cat [`o nine tails] before you walk the plank?
In the video, a senior officer suggests to Morsi, "We should engage with these people directly and individually either terrorize them or win them over.
The statement followed a spate of rioting and acts of sabotage perpetrated by gangs of thugs across Bahrain to terrorize people -- citizens and expatriates.
KARACHI, September 09, 2009 (Balochistan Times): The Provincial interior minister, Zulfiqar Mirza has taken strong notice of police, of trying to extort eidee (money gift on Eid) out of citizens under guise of snap checking, and issued strict orders for them, not to terrorize hapless public with their unnecessary show of power.