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tyr•an•nize



Pronunciation: (tir'u-nīz"), [key]
v., -nized, -niz•ing.


v.i.
1. to exercise absolute power or control, esp. cruelly or oppressively (often fol. by over).
2. to govern despotically, cruelly, or oppressively.
3. to govern or reign as a tyrant.

v.t.
to rule or govern tyrannically; treat oppressively. Also, esp. Brit.,tyr'an•nise".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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