Tyrannize meaning

tĭr'ə-nīz'
To treat tyrannically; oppress.
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To exercise absolute power.
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To rule as a tyrant.
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To govern as a tyrant; rule with absolute power.
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To govern or use authority harshly or cruelly; be oppressive.
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To treat tyrannically; oppress.
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To oppress someone.
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(intransitive) To rule as a tyrant.

The prince tyrannized over his subjects.

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Origin of tyrannize

  • Middle English from Old French tyranniser from tyran tyrant tyrant
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition