terrorize

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transitive verb ter·ror·ize \ˈter-ər-ˌīz\

Definition of terrorize

terrorized

terrorizing

  1. 1 :  to fill with terror or anxiety :  scare

  2. 2 :  to coerce by threat or violence

terrorization

play \ˌter-ər-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of terrorize in a sentence

  1. As a child she terrorized her younger siblings.

  2. She was terrorized by nightmares.

  3. Employees were terrorized into accepting abysmal working conditions.

1823

First Known Use of terrorize

1823


TERRORIZE Defined for English Language Learners

terrorize

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transitive verb ter·ror·ize \ˈter-ər-ˌīz\

Definition of terrorize for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (someone) to be extremely afraid

  • : to force (someone) to do something by using threats or violence


TERRORIZE Defined for Kids

terrorize

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verb ter·ror·ize \ˈter-ər-ˌīz\

Definition of terrorize for Students

terrorized

terrorizing

  1. 1 :  to fill with fear

  2. 2 :  to use terrorism against


Law Dictionary

terrorize

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transitive verb ter·ror·ize \ˈter-ər-ˌīz\

Legal Definition of terrorize

terrorized

terrorizing

  1. :  to inflict terror upon

terrorization

\ˌter-ər-ə-ˈzā-shən\ play noun


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