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terrorize

[ ter-uh-rahyz ]
/ 藞t蓻r 蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ter路ror路ized, ter路ror路iz路ing.
to fill or overcome with terror.
to dominate or coerce by intimidation.
to produce widespread fear by acts of violence, as bombings.
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Also especially British, ter路ror路ise .

Origin of terrorize

First recorded in 1815鈥25; terror + -ize

synonym study for terrorize

1, 2. See frighten.

OTHER WORDS FROM terrorize

ter路ror路i路za路tion, nounter路ror路iz路er, nounun路ter路ror路ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for terrorize

terrorize

terrorise

/ (藞t蓻r蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to coerce or control by violence, fear, threats, etc
to inspire with dread; terrify

Derived forms of terrorize

terrorization or terrorisation, nounterrorizer or terroriser, noun
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