What does tyrannize mean?

Definitions for tyrannize
ˈtɪr əˌnaɪztyr·an·nize

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tyrannize, tyrannise, grind down(verb)

    rule a country as a tyrant

  2. tyrannize, tyrannise, domineer(verb)

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. tyrannize(Verb)

    to oppress someone

  2. tyrannize(Verb)

    to rule as a tyrant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tyrannize(verb)

    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. Tyrannize(verb)

    to subject to arbitrary, oppressive, or tyrannical treatment; to oppress

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tyrannize in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tyrannize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of tyrannize in a Sentence

  1. Socrates:

    Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

  2. Voltaire:

    ...So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.

  3. Tench Coxe:

    As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.

  4. Socrates:

    The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.

  5. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.

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