terrorize terrorize  /ˈtɛ rə ˌraɪz/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) coerce by violence or with threats
  2. (v) fill with terror; frighten greatly

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As it is, the mad genius, whom investigators tagged as the University and Airline Bomber, would terrorize the country for nearly two decades.
  2. The visits are repeated nightly; and if kind words fail, threats are used, and occasionally an assassination is committed to terrorize the petty chieftains into submission.
  3. Even the smoke-snorting sea monster that pops up from the waves to terrorize Max makes an onstage appearance.

News

  • Of Biker Gangs & Bars: Bushwick Tenants’ Never-ending Fight Against Lousy Landlord Gets More Ridiculous

    (Street View) The tenants of 13 Thames St. in Williamsburg have the worst luck. A year ago, their landlord allegedly hired a biker gang to terrorize them out of their apartment, which, we must admit, is one of the more novel ways to kick people out. Now — amidst an unlawful eviction and tenant harassment case — the tenants’ say their landlord has gone and outdone himself again. According to ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  1. "False FBI accusations fuelled thousands of articles saying that I terrorize journalists and associate with the Mafia," Seagal told the Times in an interview published Friday. "These kinds of inflammatory allegations scare studio heads and...
    on Aug 17, 2007 By: Steven Seagal Source: 680 News

  2. The report by South African Judge Richard Goldstone said the war was "a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population, radically diminish its local economic capacity both to work and to...
    on Oct 19, 2009 By: Richard Goldstone Source: Tehran Times

  3. "Assassinations will not terrorize us," Siniora said. "We will not let the criminal killers control our fate."
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Fuad Saniora Source: Kansas City Star

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