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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 ?
But to walk by Dinah's side, and be tyrannized over by Dinah's and Adam's children, was Uncle Seth's earthly happiness.
My father was always saying the inn would be ruined, for people would soon cease coming there to be tyrannized over and put down, and sent shivering to their beds; but I really believe his presence did us good.
The more powerful members, instead of being kept in awe and subordination, tyrannized successively over all the rest.
The cramping influence of a hard formalist on a young child, in repressing his spirits and courage, paralyzing the understanding, and that without producing indignation, but only fear and obedience, and even much sympathy with the tyranny,--is a familiar fact, explained to the child when he becomes a man, only by seeing that the oppressor of his youth is himself a child tyrannized over by those names and words and forms of whose influence he was merely the organ to the youth.
Esther was a Frenchwoman, who had lived with`Madame', as she called her mistress, for many years, and who rather tyrannized over the old lady, who could not get along without her.
The dead and damned Medicis who cruelly tyrannized over Florence and were her curse for over two hundred years, are salted away in a circle of costly vaults, and in their midst the Holy Sepulchre was to have been set up.
He was a man to have married a woman out of low life and bullied her dreadfully afterwards; but no person presented herself suitable to his taste, and, instead, he tyrannized over his unmarried daughter, at home.
Deprived of the right to vote, of political representation, and of access to hospitals and schools, they have faced pogroms whenever the military that has tyrannized Myanmar for a half-century has tired of starving them.
It clearly shows that this country does not respect diversity and the people of Papua feel (Purnama) has been tyrannized," said Victor Mambor.
They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken.
Mumbai -- The takeover of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not only tyrannized the Muslims of India but also the Pakistani artists residing in India for work purpose in Bollywood.
Turkey had also called for such a session, and its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday accused Israel of "committing genocide'' and said it "has never been a supporter of peace, has tyrannized and continues to tyrannize.