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ˈæg əˌnaɪzag·o·nize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agonize, agoniseverb

    cause to agonize

  2. agonize, agoniseverb

    suffer agony or anguish

Wiktionary

  1. agonizeverb

    To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.

    To smart and agonize at every pore. --Alexander Pope.

    Etymology: From agoniser, from agonizare, from ἀγωνίζομαι. See agony.

  2. agonizeverb

    To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.

    Etymology: From agoniser, from agonizare, from ἀγωνίζομαι. See agony.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agonizeverb

    to writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish

    Etymology: [F. agoniser, LL. agonizare, fr. Gr. . See Agony.]

  2. Agonizeverb

    to struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately

    Etymology: [F. agoniser, LL. agonizare, fr. Gr. . See Agony.]

  3. Agonizeverb

    to cause to suffer agony; to subject to extreme pain; to torture

    Etymology: [F. agoniser, LL. agonizare, fr. Gr. . See Agony.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agonize in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agonize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of agonize in a Sentence

  1. Confucius:

    He who will not economize will have to agonize.

  2. Jacinda Ardern:

    Absolutely, I'm a feminist, but I want to put him through the pain and torture of having to agonize about that question himself. That's letting him off the hook, absolutely not.

  3. Steve Young:

    It's a complex dance, people agonize over the things we are talking about here.

  4. Marilyn Moats Kennedy:

    It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.

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