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tyr·an·nize

 (tĭr′ə-nīz′)
v. tyr·an·nized, tyr·an·niz·ing, tyr·an·niz·es
v.tr.
To treat tyrannically; oppress.
v.intr.
1. To exercise absolute power: "So it is the nature of such persons to insult and tyrannize over little people" (Henry Fielding).
2. To rule as a tyrant.

[Middle English, from Old French tyranniser, from tyran, tyrant; see tyrant.]

tyr′an·niz′er n.
tyr′an·niz′ing·ly adv.

tyrannize

(ˈtɪrəˌnaɪz) or

tyrannise

vb
(when: intr, often foll by over) to rule or exercise power (over) in a cruel or oppressive manner
ˈtyranˌnizer, ˈtyranˌniser n

tyr•an•nize

(ˈtɪr əˌnaɪz)

v. -nized, -niz•ing. v.t.
1. to rule or govern tyrannically; treat oppressively.
v.i.
2. to exercise absolute power or control, esp. cruelly or oppressively (often fol. by over).
3. to govern or reign as a tyrant.
[1485–95; < Middle French tyranniser < Late Latin tyrannizāre=tyrann(us) tyrant + -izāre -ize]
tyr′an•niz`er, n.

tyrannize


Past participle: tyrannized
Gerund: tyrannizing

Imperative
tyrannize
tyrannize
Present
I tyrannize
you tyrannize
he/she/it tyrannizes
we tyrannize
you tyrannize
they tyrannize
Preterite
I tyrannized
you tyrannized
he/she/it tyrannized
we tyrannized
you tyrannized
they tyrannized
Present Continuous
I am tyrannizing
you are tyrannizing
he/she/it is tyrannizing
we are tyrannizing
you are tyrannizing
they are tyrannizing
Present Perfect
I have tyrannized
you have tyrannized
he/she/it has tyrannized
we have tyrannized
you have tyrannized
they have tyrannized
Past Continuous
I was tyrannizing
you were tyrannizing
he/she/it was tyrannizing
we were tyrannizing
you were tyrannizing
they were tyrannizing
Past Perfect
I had tyrannized
you had tyrannized
he/she/it had tyrannized
we had tyrannized
you had tyrannized
they had tyrannized
Future
I will tyrannize
you will tyrannize
he/she/it will tyrannize
we will tyrannize
you will tyrannize
they will tyrannize
Future Perfect
I will have tyrannized
you will have tyrannized
he/she/it will have tyrannized
we will have tyrannized
you will have tyrannized
they will have tyrannized
Future Continuous
I will be tyrannizing
you will be tyrannizing
he/she/it will be tyrannizing
we will be tyrannizing
you will be tyrannizing
they will be tyrannizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been tyrannizing
you have been tyrannizing
he/she/it has been tyrannizing
we have been tyrannizing
you have been tyrannizing
they have been tyrannizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been tyrannizing
you will have been tyrannizing
he/she/it will have been tyrannizing
we will have been tyrannizing
you will have been tyrannizing
they will have been tyrannizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been tyrannizing
you had been tyrannizing
he/she/it had been tyrannizing
we had been tyrannizing
you had been tyrannizing
they had been tyrannizing
Conditional
I would tyrannize
you would tyrannize
he/she/it would tyrannize
we would tyrannize
you would tyrannize
they would tyrannize
Past Conditional
I would have tyrannized
you would have tyrannized
he/she/it would have tyrannized
we would have tyrannized
you would have tyrannized
they would have tyrannized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.tyrannize - rule a country as a tyranttyrannize - rule a country as a tyrant    
dictate - rule as a dictator
2.tyrannize - rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic mannertyrannize - rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"
ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, hector, push around, strong-arm - be bossy towards; "Her big brother always bullied her when she was young"

tyrannize

tyrannize

verb
1. To treat arbitrarily or cruelly:
2. To command or issue commands in an arrogant manner:
Translations
tyranizovat
tyrannisere
zsarnokoskodik vkivel
kúga, beita harîstjórn
zulmetmek

tyrannize

[ˈtɪrənaɪz]
A. VTtiranizar
B. VI to tyrannize over a peopletiranizar un pueblo

tyrannize

[ˈtɪrənaɪz] tyrannise (British) vttyranniser
tyrannize over
vttyranniser

tyrannize

vt (lit, fig)tyrannisieren

tyrannize

[ˈtɪrəˌnaɪz]
1. vttiranneggiare
2. vi to tyrannize over sbtiranneggiare qn

tyrant

(ˈtairənt) noun
a cruel and unjust ruler. The people suffered under foreign tyrants.
tyrannical (tiˈrӕnikəl) adjective , tyrannous (ˈtirənəs)
of or like a tyrant. a tyrannical ruler; His actions were tyrannous.
tyˈrannically, ˈtyrannously adverb
tyrannize, tyrannise (ˈti-) verb
to rule or treat (a person or people) cruelly and unjustly. He tyrannizes his family.
ˈtyranny (ˈti-) noun
an action, or the method of ruling, of a tyrant. People will always resist tyranny.
References in classic literature ?
We talk about the tyranny of words, but we like to tyrannize over them too; we are fond of having a large superfluous establishment of words to wait upon us on great occasions; we think it looks important, and sounds well.
Hee with a crew, whom like Ambition joyns With him or under him to tyrannize, Marching from EDEN towards the West, shall finde The Plain, wherein a black bituminous gurge Boiles out from under ground, the mouth of Hell; Of Brick, and of that stuff they cast to build A Citie & Towre, whose top may reach to Heav'n; And get themselves a name, least far disperst In foraign Lands thir memorie be lost, Regardless whether good or evil fame.
They stand on the mud of pavements, these degraded sea-dogs, with long lines of railway-trucks clanking their couplings behind their backs, and run malevolent glances over your ship from headgear to taffrail, only wishing to tyrannize over the poor creature under the hypocritical cloak of benevolence and care.
said the queen-mother, with a melancholy arising from reflection, "never tyrannize over a wife -- never behave too haughtily or imperiously towards your own.
These, however, I would fain persuade myself were rather the effect of her education than her disposition: she had never been perfectly taught the distinction between right and wrong; she had, like her brothers and sisters, been suffered, from infancy, to tyrannize over nurses, governesses, and servants; she had not been taught to moderate her desires, to control her temper or bridle her will, or to sacrifice her own pleasure for the good of others.
Each part, as it became powerful, tried to tyrannize over every other party, and no one was allowed to preach without a license.
Facts encumber them, tyrannize over them, and make the men of routine, the men of sense, in whom a literal obedience to facts has extinguished every spark of that light by which man is truly man.
It is my intention, therefore, to signify, that, as it is the nature of a kite to devour little birds, so is it the nature of such persons as Mrs Wilkins to insult and tyrannize over little people.
Now, the ladies being together under these circumstances, it was extremely natural that the discourse should turn upon the propensity of mankind to tyrannize over the weaker sex, and the duty that developed upon the weaker sex to resist that tyranny and assert their rights and dignity.
Since then, as philosophers prove, appearance tyrannizes over truth and is lord of happiness, to appearance I must devote myself.
It does not destroy, it prevents things from being born; it does not tyrannize, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, dazes and finally reduces each nation to being nothing more than a herd of timid and industrial animals of which the government is the shepherd.
And people who stand tall in the face of those who tyrannize others on the basis of those warped extremes are making a choice, too.