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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.
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Men and women are depicted as willful yet powerless; they are tyrannized and tyrannizers both.