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Writers are troubled about finding time to write and writer's block and publicizing books that aren't books yet. They agonize over how to write and what to write and what not to write.
Deb Caletti

Meaning of "agonize" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AGONIZE

Via Medieval Latin from Greek agōnizesthai to contend for a prize, from agōnagon.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AGONIZE

agonize  [ˈæɡəˌnaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AGONIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Agonize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb agonize in English.

WHAT DOES AGONIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of agonize in the English dictionary

The definition of agonize in the dictionary is to suffer or cause to suffer agony. Other definition of agonize is to make a desperate effort; struggle; strive.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO AGONIZE

PRESENT

Present
I agonize
you agonize
he/she/it agonizes
we agonize
you agonize
they agonize
Present continuous
I am agonizing
you are agonizing
he/she/it is agonizing
we are agonizing
you are agonizing
they are agonizing
Present perfect
I have agonized
you have agonized
he/she/it has agonized
we have agonized
you have agonized
they have agonized
Present perfect continuous
I have been agonizing
you have been agonizing
he/she/it has been agonizing
we have been agonizing
you have been agonizing
they have been agonizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I agonized
you agonized
he/she/it agonized
we agonized
you agonized
they agonized
Past continuous
I was agonizing
you were agonizing
he/she/it was agonizing
we were agonizing
you were agonizing
they were agonizing
Past perfect
I had agonized
you had agonized
he/she/it had agonized
we had agonized
you had agonized
they had agonized
Past perfect continuous
I had been agonizing
you had been agonizing
he/she/it had been agonizing
we had been agonizing
you had been agonizing
they had been agonizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will agonize
you will agonize
he/she/it will agonize
we will agonize
you will agonize
they will agonize
Future continuous
I will be agonizing
you will be agonizing
he/she/it will be agonizing
we will be agonizing
you will be agonizing
they will be agonizing
Future perfect
I will have agonized
you will have agonized
he/she/it will have agonized
we will have agonized
you will have agonized
they will have agonized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been agonizing
you will have been agonizing
he/she/it will have been agonizing
we will have been agonizing
you will have been agonizing
they will have been agonizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would agonize
you would agonize
he/she/it would agonize
we would agonize
you would agonize
they would agonize
Conditional continuous
I would be agonizing
you would be agonizing
he/she/it would be agonizing
we would be agonizing
you would be agonizing
they would be agonizing
Conditional perfect
I would have agonize
you would have agonize
he/she/it would have agonize
we would have agonize
you would have agonize
they would have agonize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been agonizing
you would have been agonizing
he/she/it would have been agonizing
we would have been agonizing
you would have been agonizing
they would have been agonizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you agonize
we let´s agonize
you agonize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to agonize
Past participle
agonized
Present Participle
agonizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AGONIZE


agonise
ˈæɡəˌnaɪz
antagonise
ænˈtæɡəˌnaɪz
antagonize
ænˈtæɡəˌnaɪz
disorganise
dɪsˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
disorganize
dɪsˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
gorgonise
ˈɡɔːɡəˌnaɪz
jargonise
ˈdʒɑːɡəˌnaɪz
jargonize
ˈdʒɑːɡəˌnaɪz
organize
ˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
outorganise
ˌaʊtˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
outorganize
ˌaʊtˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
overorganise
ˌəʊvərˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
overorganize
ˌəʊvərˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
paganise
ˈpeɪɡəˌnaɪz
paganize
ˈpeɪɡəˌnaɪz
reorganize
riːˈɔːɡəˌnaɪz
revolutionize
ˌrɛvəˈluːʃəˌnaɪz
roentgenize
ˈrɒntɡəˌnaɪz
sloganize
ˈsləʊɡəˌnaɪz
synchronize
ˈsɪŋkrəˌnaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AGONIZE

agonic
agonic line
agonies
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agonist
agonistic
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agony
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WORDS THAT END LIKE AGONIZE

canonize
carbonize
colonize
decolonize
demonize
disharmonize
harmonize
ionize
lionize
matronize
patronize
peptonize
recognize
recolonize
religionize
resynchronize
sectionize
sermonize
simonize
unionize
weaponize

Synonyms and antonyms of agonize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AGONIZE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «agonize» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of agonize

Translation of «agonize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AGONIZE

Find out the translation of agonize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of agonize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «agonize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

伤脑筋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inquietarse
570 millions of speakers

English

agonize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तड़पना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يناضل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мучиться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

remoer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পীড়ন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se tourmenter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyusahkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sich quälen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

悩む
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

괴로워하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Agonize
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chịu khổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கவலை படாதே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वेदना
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kıvranmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

angosciarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

męczyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мучитися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

agoniza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγωνιούν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

angstig hieroor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

våndas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pines
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of agonize

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AGONIZE»

The term «agonize» is quite widely used and occupies the 50.052 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AGONIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about agonize

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7 QUOTES WITH «AGONIZE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word agonize.
1
Deb Caletti
Writers are troubled about finding time to write and writer's block and publicizing books that aren't books yet. They agonize over how to write and what to write and what not to write.
2
Sherilyn Fenn
There is something at work that's bigger than us. It's about having a trust in life and being at peace that things are happening the way they should. You do what you do as well as you can do it, and then you don't worry or agonize about the outcome.
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Tony Goldwyn
The more decisions you make, the better, statistically, your odds of success are. And what I also learned was, it doesn't matter: anything can be fixed. When you're directing, you can agonize, but you can't indulge. Stuff has to happen.
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Katharine Graham
Although at the time I didn't realize what was happening, I was unable to make a decision that might displease those around me. For years, whatever directive I may have issued ended with the phrase, 'If it's all right with you.' If I thought I'd done anything to make someone unhappy, I'd agonize.
5
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Good physicians are rarely dispassionate. They agonize and self-doubt over patients.
6
Brian Selznick
I can draw pencil lines to show something is moving, but if I'm writing, I struggle with how to write it. The boy ran down the hallway? The boy ran quickly down the hallway? The boy ran down the marble hallway? I agonize over the words. So my editor works very hard. I'm lucky to have her.
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Neil Strauss
I've seen rock stars agonize over the fact that another artist has far more Facebook 'likes' and Twitter followers than they do.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AGONIZE»

Discover the use of agonize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to agonize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Don't Agonize, Organize Your Office Now!: Simple Solutions ...
Don't Agonize, Organize Your Office Now! targets busy professionals who don't have time to read volumes, but who want simple, direct solutions to life's common office, paper and time issues.
Diane A. Hatcher, 2007
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A Guide To English Grammar: Conjugation of Verbs Volume 1
Grammar: Agonize. (a) Active Voice Indicative Mood 1. Singular I agonize 1.2. You agonize 3. He/she/it agonizes Singular I agonized 1.2.You agonized 3. He/ she/it agonized Singular I shall agonize 1.2.You will agonize He/she/it will agonize 3.
Bessie Brooks, 2013
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Don't Agonize, Organize!: Your Life Is Your Business
This breakthrough guide uses the model of a successful business to show that organization in one’s personal life is the key to good decision making and the efficient completion of tasks, in turn reducing stress and saving time, space, and ...
Regina Muster, 2006
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Corpus Approaches to Evaluation: Phraseology and Evaluative ...
<p> While many bankers agonize over the fork in the road, Wells t, the journalism reviews endlessly agonize over it. You can't blame the like Dorothy Carter and her husband agonize over what to tell their sons. Every year at this time I agonize  ...
Susan Hunston, 2011
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PUNishment: the art of punning or how to lose friends and ...
A collection of puns arranged under such categories as Animals, Doctors and Dentists, Food and Drink, Parts of the Body, and others. Also discusses techniques for punsters.
Harvey C. Gordon, 1977
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Great Preaching on Soul Winning
IX. Visualize,. Agonize,. Evangelize. JOE HENRY HANKINS (Preached in 1942 at Sword of the Lord Conference on Evangelism, Chicago) "But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and ...
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Mrs Paddy's Political Parodies: A Tea Party Songbook for the ...
I Agonize Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" I keep a close watch on old Hillary She tells us all we'll have health care for free If she's elected danger I foresee Because she lies, I agonize I find it very, very easy to be blue The MSM keeps saying ...
Paddy, 2009
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The New And Complete Dictionary Of The English Language: In ...
Agonis^ric (ad}, from agonize) Belonging to prize sighting. Agonis'tical {adj. from agonize) Herongmg ' to prize fighting, pertaining to the Grecian games. Agonis' tici (i. pial from agonize) Certain ecclesiastics who chose tp publish their doctrines ...
John Ash, 1775
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Romans: The Road to Righteousness: Daily Devotions Through ...
Agony. in. Prayer. Read Romans 15: 14-33 Study Text: Romans 15: 30-33 I plead with you to agonize with me in prayer, which we can do thanks to our Lord fesus Christ and our love fbr the Holy Spirit. Agonize in prayer that I may be protected ...
Kenneth R. Terry, 2006
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Erythropoietins and Erythropoiesis: Molecular, Cellular, ...
the receptor, confirming a requirement for bivalent binding. Wrighton and colleagues screened peptide phage libraries and one peptide was identified that could bind and agonize EPOR [54]. This peptide, AF1 1 154, had no homology to EPO.
Graham Molineux, Mary A. Foote, Steven Elliott, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AGONIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term agonize is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greece Goes To Polls – The Slow Motion, Multi-Year Train Wreck
Rather than agonize over every news headline, if you are committed to the practice of worrying, I would recommend you focus on an alternative ... «ValueWalk, Jul 15»
2
Opinion: Time to set the colleges free
... while presidents agonize over which services and communities to abandon, which programs to dismantle, and which employees to fire. «Carson Now, Jul 15»
3
Michael Dirda on Moral Agents
... will also cheat on his wife, alienate his children, suffer intense self-loathing, agonize over his declining reputation and approach death feeling ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Redefining Success in 7 Simple Steps
One of my success indicators is that I'll never again have to write, rewrite or agonize about a cover letter and resume. We all have different ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
5
CREEDE HINSHAW: Finding religious identity
#I know Protestant parents today who agonize because their child has “abandoned” the church where he/she grew up to attend a church that is ... «The Albany Herald, Jul 15»
6
A Week of Change
I hope he will agonize about the hour he spent inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church — a Judas in the House of the Lord. «Memphis Flyer, Jul 15»
7
Former Leander High grad drafted to Tampa Bay
“I talked to some people about it and they said don't watch it, you'll just agonize waiting to see your name,” Chapman said. “Just relax, and let ... «Hillcountrynews, Jul 15»
8
Good-bye Mr. Numb Thumb, Snapchat gets a nice update
You no longer have to agonize over pressing and holding the screen. This means your thumbs or fingers will recover from the previous version ... «AppAdvice, Jul 15»
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5 Ways to Reawaken Healthy Habits This Summer
Many parents agonize at the thought of having their kids home for the entire summer, sitting around for endless hours glued to their electronics ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Breathe in, breathe out and for the love of heaven, calm down: opinion
... care will not transform us into a socialist state, however, as opponents insisted last week, so strike that off your list of Things to Agonize About. «AL.com, Jul 15»

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