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tyrannize (v.)

"rule despotically or cruelly; rule tyrannically," late 15c., from French tyranniser (14c.), from tyrannie (see tyranny). Greek tyrannizein meant "to take the part of tyrants" in politics. Related: Tyrannized; tyrannizing.

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Definitions of tyrannize from WordNet

tyrannize (v.)
rule a country as a tyrant;
Synonyms: tyrannise / grind down
tyrannize (v.)
rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner;
her husband and mother-in-law tyrannize her
Synonyms: tyrannise / domineer
From wordnet.princeton.edu