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Definition of tyrannize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

tyrannize

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈtɪrəˌnaɪz//
 
[transitive, intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tyrannize
 
he / she / it tyrannizes
 
past simple tyrannized
 
-ing form tyrannizing
 
 
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to use your power to treat someone in a cruel or unfair way tyrannize somebody/something a father tyrannizing his children tyrannize over somebody/something a political leader who tyrannizes over his people see also tyrant
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