agonize agonize  /ˈæ ɡə ˌnaɪz/


  1. (v) cause to agonize
  2. (v) suffer agony or anguish



  1. They didn't do anything but agonize.
  2. Because he entertained no hope of an alternative lifestyle, he didn't agonize over one.
  3. Yes, many men face these choices too, but it's mainly the women in my life whom I hear agonize over them, applauding friends who make the hard climb but also those who walk away.



  1. "It was big. I did agonize over it. It went on a long time in my head," Dutton said. "My parents were the big concern. I didn't want them thinking their son is a traitor."
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Phillip Dutton Source: AFP

  2. "I agonize over not coaching," Levy told The Associated Press in his first comments since stepping down as the team's GM this week. "In midseason, I said, 'OK, this is going to be it for me.' I honestly feel there's more things I want to do."
    on Jan 2, 2008 By: Marv Levy Source: USA Today

  3. "I just tell people, don't agonize over one thing when you have a bunch of guys that just didn't get enough done," Ryan told reporters Monday at his weekly news conference.
    on Jan 19, 2009 By: Bo Ryan Source: Pioneer Press

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