WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
tyr•an•nize /ˈtɪrəˌnaɪz/USA pronunciation v., -nized, -niz•ing.

    Governmentto rule tyrannically: [+ object]to tyrannize his countrymen.[no object]to tyrannize over the country.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

tyrannize, tyrannise /ˈtɪrəˌnaɪz/ vb
  1. when intr, often followed by over: to rule or exercise power (over) in a cruel or oppressive manner

ˈtyranˌnizer, ˈtyranˌniser n

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