from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To fill or overpower with terror; terrify.
- transitive v. To coerce by intimidation or fear. See Synonyms at frighten.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Alternative spelling of terrorise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To impress with terror; to coerce by intimidation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fill with terror; control or coerce by terror; terrify; appal. Also spelled terrorise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fill with terror; frighten greatly
- v. coerce by violence or with threats
The Clantons will never again terrorize this town.
In The Apprentice, Warren returns, to once again terrorize Detective Jane Rizzoli.
And no reasonable person, let alone a wordsmith like Limbaugh, thinks the word terrorize means the same thing as terrorist.
Prosecutors would have to prove that a suspect knew the noose to be a threat and used it to terrorize, which is defined as prompting people to fear for their personal safety.
Since this is my first time posting on Boing Boing, I wanted to explain that I didn't put the quotes around "terrorize" to be snarky; I'm just not sure that it fit my (admittedly personal) view that terrorism is larger-scale than what we experienced.
They are organized by such far right organizations as Freedomworks, with their scare tactic talking points and the instruction to "terrorize" Blue Dogs over the break.
Frankly, if he'll keep doing it shirtless, he can come over and "terrorize" me all night.
Sounds a lot like "terrorize" with Cheney's head right smack in the middle.
If the object had been to "terrorize" the American people, some means of spreading a deadly disease among the general population would have been a more fruitful avenue to take.
When librarians—perhaps without realizing it—"terrorize" students, they not only perpetuate negative stereotypes about librarians, but also push students away from the library.