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Definition of the verb agonize
What does agonize mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: agonized | agonizing | agonizes
- cause to agonize
- example: The bad news will agonize him
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): abash, affect, afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, alarm, alienate, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, dispirit, displease, disquiet, dissatisfy, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fascinate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, stagger, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- alternative spelling: agonise
- more generic words: anguish / hurt / pain = cause emotional anguish or make miserable
- cause: agonise
- suffer agony or anguish
Alternative definition of the verb agonize
- [intransitive] To writhe with agony; to suffer violent anguish.
- [intransitive] To struggle; to wrestle; to strive desperately.
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by Petr Pokorný, Jan Roskovec
To agonize means in English (in etymological continuity with dywv in Old Greek) not only to suffer, but also to struggle: "Revisionism, as Nietzsche said of every spirit, unfolds itself only in fighting. The spirit portrays itself as agonistic, ...
Mongolian-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 ...
by Erik Akkerman, Pieter Masereeuw, Willem Meijs
"agonize, -ise", or "ablative .. adj,n". (4) Distribution of information: Given two or more headwords or derived headwords in an abbreviated form, like "-tur(al)lst . . n" or "agonize, -lse .. v" , -39- Transforming information.
Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology 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.
by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton
n extreme mental or physical pain, agonize vb suffer great anxiety; worry intensely: agonize over a decision, agonizingly adv < ultimately Greek agon contest. agoraphobia (.xgra'faobia) n an abnormal fear of open spaces. < Greek agora ...
Heinemann English Dictionary (2001)
by Martin Manser
Word Family agonize, agonise verb to suffer agony or intense worry: Do not agonize over your mistake; agonizing adjective; agonizingly adverb [Greek agonia a struggle, anguish] agora (agg-a-ra) noun an open marketplace or place of ...
by Martin Manser
distress, torture, agonize, annoy, irritate, vex torrent n. flood, deluge, inundation torture v. abuse, torment, agonize, distress torture n. pain, misery, agony, anguish toss v. throw, hurl, cast, fling, pitch, chuck (informal) total n.
by William Dwight Whitney
see agonize. Cf. antagonist, protagonist.'] 1. One who contends for the Agnus Del . [From the Campanile of Giotto, Florence.) in- specifically, such a representation with the nimbus fcrihed with the cross about its head, and supporting the of the ...
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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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