HyperDic: tyrannize

English > 2 senses of the word tyrannize:
VERBsocialtyrannize, tyrannise, grind downrule a country as a tyrant
emotiontyrannize, tyrannise, domineerrule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner
English > tyrannize: 2 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningRule a country as a tyrant.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstyrannise, grind down
BroaderdictateRule as a dictator
Spanishtiranizar
Catalantiranitzar
Nounstyranta cruel and oppressive dictator
English > tyrannize: 2 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningRule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot tyrannize Sue
Example"her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"
Synonymstyrannise, domineer
Broaderstrong-arm, bully, browbeat, bullyrag, ballyrag, boss around, hector, push aroundBe bossy towards
Spanishdominar, tiranizar
Nounstyranta cruel and oppressive dictator

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