verb (used without object), tyr·an·nized, tyr·an·niz·ing.
verb (used with object), tyr·an·nized, tyr·an·niz·ing.
Origin of tyrannize
Related formstyr·an·niz·er, nountyr·an·niz·ing·ly, adverbout·tyr·an·nize, verb (used with object), out·tyr·an·nized, out·tyr·an·niz·ing.un·tyr·an·nized, adjective
Examples from the Web for tyrannize
Perhaps most important, the idea of putting tyrants on trial has caught on in the countries they tyrannize.
He cannot write a letter without allowing the “seven empty particles” to tyrannize over his pen.Village Life in China|Arthur H. Smith
It displayed a very touching solicitude for the Croats, whom the Serbs would be sure to tyrannize most horribly.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2|Henry Baerlein
It is a truism that all such institutions tend to degenerate, to become mechanical, and to tyrannize.The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day|Evelyn Underhill