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1‘she tyrannized her daughter-in-law’
domineer over, dominate, order about, order around, dictate to, browbeat, intimidate, bully, ride roughshod over, lord it over, keep someone under one's thumb
persecute, victimize, torment
oppress, rule with a rod of iron, rule with an iron hand, rule despotically, suppress, repress, crush, subjugate, hold down, keep down, grind down, trample underfoot, enslave, bring someone to their knees, treat harshly, treat brutally
informal push around
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