Despotize \Des"po*tize\, v. t. To act the despot. [1913 Webster]

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  • despotize — des·po·tize …   English syllables

  • despotize — pəˌtīz, pəd.ˌīz intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: French despotiser, from despote + iser ize : to act the despot …   Useful english dictionary

  • despotic — adjective /dɛsˈpɒt.ɪk,dəˈspɒt.ɪk,dɛsˈpɑt.ɪk/ a) Of or pertaining to a despot or tyrant. This despotic age of the empire ended in a revolt. b) Acting or ruling as a despot, tyrannical. The despotic king dissolved the parliament, and took personal… …   Wiktionary

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  • break — Synonyms and related words: abeyance, about ship, about face, abrade, abrasion, abscond, abysm, abyss, accidentality, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accommodation, accustom, actuarial calculation, adapt, adaptation, adjust, adjustment,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • browbeat — Synonyms and related words: badger, beat down, bludgeon, bluster, bluster out of, bounce, break, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, castrate, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, daunt, demoralize, despotize, discourage, dominate, domineer, domineer over …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • castrate — Synonyms and related words: alter, beat down, bleed, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, change, clamp down on, coerce, compel, cow, cripple, daunt, demasculinize, desex, desexualize, despotize, devitalize, disable, domineer, domineer over, drain,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • clamp down on — Synonyms and related words: asphyxiate, beat down, bottle up, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, censor, choke off, coerce, compel, cork, cork up, cow, crack down on, crush, damp down, daunt, despotize, domineer, domineer over, drown,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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