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Synonyms of tyrannize in English:


  • she tyrannized her daughter-in-law
    domineer over, dominate, order about/around, dictate to, browbeat, intimidate, bully, ride roughshod over, lord it over, keep someone under one's thumb;
    persecute, victimize, torment;
    oppress, rule with a rod of iron, rule with an iron hand, rule despotically, suppress, repress, crush, subjugate, hold down, keep down, grind down, trample underfoot, enslave, bring someone to their knees, treat harshly, treat brutally
    informal push around
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