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Definition of the verb agonize

What does agonize mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: agonized | agonizing | agonizes

  1. cause to agonize
  2. suffer agony or anguish
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
    • alternative spelling: agonise
    • more generic word: suffer = experience (emotional) pain

Alternative definition of the verb agonize


  1. [intransitive] To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.
  2. [intransitive] To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.

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Google previewUseful Dictionary of Verbs With Prepositions (2016)

by Martin Manser

agonize verb agonize over or about feel great worry or pain: Don't agonize over the ...

Google previewMongolian-English Dictionary (2013)

by Ferdinand D Lessing

To grow horns; to feel a sudden sharp pain, suddenly become violently ill; to suffer, agonize. E)'t“i1'~§j w“ EBERLIG / SBSPJISI' ' adj. and n. Horny, corneous; unicorn, a fabulous 3“ animal with one horn. BERMEL ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1876)

by Samuel Johnson

Torture; torment; agonize; rack. ( The participial form the commonest; the compound with ea: (ca-cruciate, excruciating) being the usual one). Discrficiating. part. (510'. agonizmg. Discnbfition. s.

Google previewA Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)

by Richard Soule

Torture, distress, agonize, rack, excruciate, pain extremely, put to the rack, put to torture, harass with anguish. 2. Pain, distress, afflict. 3. Tease, vex, plague, harass, worry, harry, badger, fret, irritate, nettle, provoke, tantalize, trouble, annoy.

Google previewAmerican Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment, John Radzilowski

nations¦a people encompassing all of humanity, united not by ethnicity, race, or faith, but by shared ideals and principles¦American society continues to agonize over the process that has made these achievements possible: immigration.

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

torment, torture, agonize, ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

hallmark; description, identification, insignia, logo, mark, name, sticker, tab, tag, ticket labium: lip labor: agonize, childbirth, contractions, drudgery, effort, employees, endeavor, exertion, grind, industry, parturition, slave, stress, strive, struggle, ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2003)

by American Heritage Dictionary

spasm, sting, tbrob, worry 06 aching, be sore, bothec burden, gneye, misery sadden, sorrow, twinge 07 atilict, agonize, anguish, torment, lorture 08 distress, headache, nuisance, yexation 09 annoyance, heartache 10 discomlort, heartbreak, ...

Google previewA Common-school Dictionary of the English Language, Explanatory, Pronouncing, and Synonymous (1868)

With an Appendix Containing Various Useful Tables by William Greenleaf Webster, William Adolphus Wheeler

AGONIZE. parts collected. — n. A sum or assemblage of particulars. Ag'gre-ga'tion, n. The act of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

See agonize, agonizingly. agonist (ag'ö-nist), n., [K. L. agonista, & Gr. dyaviarăg, contestant, pleader, actor, & dyovíčeoffat, contend, etc.: see agonize. Cf. antagonist, protagonist.] 1. One who contends for the prize in public games; a combatant; ...

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It's better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late. (Marilyn Moats Kennedy)
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Scrabble value of A1G2O1N1I1Z10E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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