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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 ?
Artists have visited despots, not as subjects to be tyrannised over, but as wandering wonder-makers, as fascinating vagrant personalities, to be entertained and charmed and suffered to be at peace, and allowed to create.
John Rivers-- pure-lived, conscientious, zealous as he was--had not yet found that peace of God which passeth all understanding: he had no more found it, I thought, than had I with my concealed and racking regrets for my broken idol and lost elysium--regrets to which I have latterly avoided referring, but which possessed me and tyrannised over me ruthlessly.
As we are tyrannised by Kenya Power, elsewhere in Sudan and Algeria, equally pauperised masses drove out of power companies and governments whose CEOs and presidents made it their business to make themselves stinking rich by hiking prices and taxes to unaffordable levels.
class="MsoNormalFor, in this context, UK is also short for the United Kingdom, the insular European country that once racially tyrannised non-Caucasian human communities the whole world over, especially in African countries, including Kenya.
Consider, in this regard, how a defunct ideology like Nazism, that tyrannised through contempt of man, and a deceptive ideology like Communism, that tyrannised through exulting ideological rigour over human freedom, continue to this day to find adherents.
Still living with Lorna and Ken, tyrannised by her boss Nina (Juliet Cowan) and getting serious wanderlust, she wants to bust out of Lichfield and see the world.
KARACHI -- July 25 will be a twisting moment for the tyrannised and poor masses.
It was November 20, 1975, and the fascist dictator, who had tyrannised Spain for 40 years, had slipped away peacefully at the age of 82.
Southside Reef is an underwater city tyrannised by shark mobsters.
As for the other Mugabes, Fidel Castro tyrannised Cuba for decades, yet was paid flattering tributes on his death last year, including from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Irish President Michael Higgins.
The jihadist leaders claim to be defenders of citizens' rights but the people are tyrannised frequently, she adds.