Meaning of tyrannize
Pronunciation: (tir'u-nīz"), [key]
— v., -nized, -niz•ing.
- to exercise absolute power or control, esp. cruelly or oppressively (often fol. by over).
- to govern despotically, cruelly, or oppressively.
- to govern or reign as a tyrant.
- to rule or govern tyrannically; treat oppressively.
- tyrannize (Thesaurus)