verb ag·o·nize \ˈa-gə-ˌnīz\

: to think or worry very much about something


Full Definition of AGONIZE

transitive verb
:  to cause to suffer agony :  torture
intransitive verb
:  to suffer agony, torture, or anguish <agonizes over every decision>
:  struggle

Examples of AGONIZE

  1. <got into more trouble, further agonizing her poor mother>
  2. <agonized for days over whether she'd done the right thing>

First Known Use of AGONIZE


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AGONIZE Defined for Kids


verb ag·o·nize \ˈa-gə-ˌnīz\

Definition of AGONIZE for Kids

:  to think or worry very much about something <She agonized over the choices.>


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