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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tyrannize, tyrannise, grind downverb

    rule a country as a tyrant

  2. tyrannize, tyrannise, domineerverb

    rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner

    "her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Tyranniseverb

    To play the tyrant; to act with rigour and imperiousness.

    Etymology: tyraniser, Fr. from tyrant.

    While we trust in the mercy of God thro’ Christ Jesus, fear will not be able to tyrannise over us. Richard Hooker.

    Then gan Carausius tyrannise anew,
    And gainst the Romans bent their proper power,
    And to Alectus treacherously slew,
    And took on him the robe of Emperor. Fairy Queen.

    I made thee miserable,
    What time I threw the people’s suffrages
    On him, that thus doth tyrannise o’er me. William Shakespeare.

    A crew, whom like ambition joins
    With him, or under him to tyrannise. John Milton.

    Beauty had crown’d you, and you must have been
    The whole world’s mistress, other than a queen;
    All had been rivals, and you might have spar’d,
    Or kill’d and tyrannis’d without a guard. Edmund Waller.

    He does violence to his own faculties, tyrannises over his own mind, and usurps the prerogative that belongs to truth alone, which is to command assent by its own authority. John Locke, Works.


  1. tyrannise

    To tyrannise means to rule over or control someone or something unjustly or cruelly, often by using power or force in an oppressive, harsh, or autocratic manner. It involves subjecting individuals or groups to unfair treatment or controlling them without considering their rights or freedom.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tyrannise in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tyrannise in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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    A abrade
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