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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 Martin Manser
agonize verb agonize over or about feel great worry or pain: Don't agonize over the ...
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 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.
A 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.
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.
by Martin Manser
torment, torture, agonize, ...
Flip 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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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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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