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Meaning of AGONIZE

Pronunciation:  'agu`nIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  suffer agony or anguish
  2. [v]  cause to agonize

AGONIZE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: agonise
 See Also: agonize, anguish, hurt, pain, suffer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ag"o*nize\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Agonized}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Agonizing}.] [F. agoniser, LL. agonizare, fr. Gr. ?.
    See {Agony}.]
    1. To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.
             To smart and agonize at every pore.   --Pope.
    2. To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.
  2. \Ag"o*nize\, v. t.
    To cause to suffer agony; to subject to extreme pain; to
          He agonized his mother by his behavior.  --Thackeray.
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