agonize

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verb ag·o·nize \ˈa-gə-ˌnīz\

Definition of agonize

agonized

agonizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to suffer agony :  torture

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to suffer agony, torture, or anguish <agonizes over every decision>

  5. 2 :  struggle

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>

1583

First Known Use of agonize

1583


AGONIZE Defined for English Language Learners

agonize

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verb ag·o·nize \ˈa-gə-ˌnīz\

Definition of agonize for English Language Learners

  • : to think or worry very much about something


AGONIZE Defined for Kids

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verb ag·o·nize \ˈa-gə-ˌnīz\

Definition of agonize for Students

agonized

agonizing

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



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