tyrannize


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oppress

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to treat arbitrarily or cruelly

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to command or issue commands in an arrogant manner

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rule a country as a tyrant

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rule or exercise power over (somebody) in a cruel and autocratic manner

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Know that when you tyrannize a person, you cannot attain salvation unless that person forgives you.
Turkey had also called for such a session, and its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday accused Israel of "committing genocide'' and said it "has never been a supporter of peace, has tyrannized and continues to tyrannize.
Egypt may follow in Iran's path, tyrannize its own people and threaten
It is not 18- to 49-year-olds who really tyrannize America.
Indeed, if the UN had enough power to enforce what it calls global peace--meaning a lack of resistance to its dictates--it surely would tyrannize the world.
I say, dare to despise or tyrannize over their lives or liberties, or incroach on their lands, or to inslave their bodies?
Throughout the formative Palmer episode, he exhibited nearly all the traits that would mark his long career: his revulsion against foreign "elements" more than acts of crime per se, his tendency to toady upward and tyrannize downward, his patience under stress, and his uncanny fix on the status fears of "middle America" some 50 years before his protege in this regard, Richard Nixon.
The good curate, he says with reference to the rosy picture a friar had given him of the Philippines, had not told me about the governor, the foremost official of the district, who was too much taken up with the ideal of getting rich to have time to tyrannize over his docile subjects; the governor, charged with ruling the country and collecting the various taxes in the government's name, devoted himself almost wholly to trade; in his hands the high and noble functions he performs are nothing more than instruments of gain.
And people who stand tall in the face of those who tyrannize others on the basis of those warped extremes are making a choice, too.
Why do you tyrannize those altruistic people who are devoted to promoting education around the world?
Democratic despotism] does not tyrannize, it hinders, compromises, enervates, extinguishes, and finally reduces each nation to being nothing more than a herd of timid and industrious animals of which the government is the shepherd.
In democracies, it is the majority and not a powerful elite that threatens to tyrannize the life of the mind.