agonise

[c]/ˈægənaɪz / (say 'aguhnuyz)

verb (agonised, agonising)
verb (i)
1. to suffer anxiety in the process of making a difficult decision or choice.
2. to make great effort of any kind.
3. Obsolete to writhe with extreme pain; suffer violent anguish.
verb (t)
4. Obsolete to distress with extreme pain; torture.
phrase
5. agonise over (or about), to worry excessively about.
Also, agonize. {Medieval Latin agōnizāre, from Greek agōnizesthai contend}
agonising, adjective
agonising, noun
agonisingly, adverb
agonisedly /ˈægənaɪzədli/ (say 'aguhnuyzuhdlee), adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • agonise — v. (D; intr.) to agonise over (to agonise over a decision) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • agonise — verb 1. cause to agonize • Syn: ↑agonize • Derivationally related forms: ↑agony • Hypernyms: ↑pain, ↑anguish, ↑hurt • Cause: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • agonise — British variant of agonize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agonise — ag|o|nise [ ægə,naız ] a British spelling of agonize …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • agonises — agonise (Brit.) v. suffer agony, suffer, be in torment, cause to agonise (also agonize) …   English contemporary dictionary

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