Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of TYRANNIZE

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner; "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"
  2. [v]  rule a country as a tyrant

TYRANNIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: domineer, grind down, tyrannise, tyrannise
 See Also: ballyrag, boss around, browbeat, bully, bullyrag, dictate, hector, push around, strong-arm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tyr"an*nize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tyrannized}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Tyrannizing}.] [Cf. F. tyranniser, Gr. ? to
    take the part of tyrants.]
    To act the tyrant; to exercise arbitrary power; to rule with
    unjust and oppressive severity; to exercise power others not
    permitted by law or required by justice, or with a severity
    not necessary to the ends of justice and government; as, a
    prince will often tyrannize over his subjects; masters
    sometimes tyrannize over their servants or apprentices.
  2. \Tyr"an*nize\, v. t.
    To subject to arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical treatment;
    to oppress.