[ neer-oh-nahyz ]
/ ˈnɪər oʊˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), Ne·ro·nized, Ne·ro·niz·ing.

to characterize (a person) as resembling Nero.
to make depraved in the manner of Nero.
to rule over, tyrannize, or oppress in the manner of Nero.
Also especially British, Ne·ro·nise.

Origin of Neronize

1665–75; < Latin Nerōn- (stem of Nerō Nero) + -ize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019