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terrorize (v.)

"coerce or deter by terror," 1823, from terror + -ize (also see terrorism). Related: Terrorized; terrorizing; terrorization.

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Definitions of terrorize

terrorize (v.)
coerce by violence or with threats;
Synonyms: terrorise
terrorize (v.)
fill with terror; frighten greatly;
Synonyms: terrify / terrorise
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