agonize

verb ag·o·nize \ ˈa-gə-ˌnīz \

Definition of agonize

agonized; agonizing
transitive verb
:to cause to suffer agony :torture
intransitive verb
1 :to suffer agony, torture, or anguish
  • agonizes over every decision

Examples of agonize in a Sentence

  1. got into more trouble, further agonizing her poor mother

  2. agonized for days over whether she'd done the right thing

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First Known Use of agonize

1570


AGONIZE Defined for English Language Learners

agonize

verb

Definition of agonize for English Language Learners

  • : to think or worry very much about something


AGONIZE Defined for Kids

agonize

verb ag·o·nize \ ˈa-gə-ˌnīz \

Definition of agonize for Students

agonized; agonizing
:to think or worry very much about something She agonized over the choices.


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