verb (used with object), ter·ror·ized, ter·ror·iz·ing.
to fill or overcome with terror.
to dominate or coerce by intimidation.
to produce widespread fear by acts of violence, as bombings.
Also especially British, ter·ror·ise.
Origin of terrorize
Synonyms for terrorize
1, 2. See frighten.
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to coerce or control by violence, fear, threats, etc
to inspire with dread; terrify
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