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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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tyrannize

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tyrannize

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

tyrannize

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

[ˈtɪrənaɪz] tyrannise (British) vttyranniser
tyrannize over
vttyranniser
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tyrannize

vt (lit, fig)tyrannisieren
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tyrannize

[ˈtɪrəˌnaɪz]
1. vttiranneggiare
2. vi to tyrannize over sbtiranneggiare qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
But the rich, if the community gives them rank, very often endeavour to insult and tyrannise over others.
I have heard he behaved like a monster to his own wife, for he is one of those wretches who think they have a right to tyrannise over us, and from such I shall ever esteem it the cause of my sex to rescue any woman who is so unfortunate to be under their power.--The business, dear cousin, will be only to keep Miss Western from seeing this young fellow, till the good company, which she will have an opportunity of meeting here, give her a properer turn."
Charity they feel to be a ridiculously inadequate mode of partial restitution, or a sentimental dole, usually accompanied by some impertinent attempt on the part of the sentimentalist to tyrannise over their private lives.
"My schoolfellows were boys, most rude boys, and obeyed the impulse of rude nature which bids the deer herd fall upon any stricken hart, the duck flock put to death any broken-winged brother or sister, and on all hands the strong tyrannise over the weak."