Today’s word of the day is ‘Agonize‘ Let us understand more about this word.
Agonize [ ag–uh-nahyz ]
What is this word’s grammar?
The word is a verb, i.e., it describes an action or an occurrence.
Does the word have a past tense? What is it?
Yes, the past form of the word is agonized.
How is the word pronounced in popular languages?
1. Hindi – Tadapana
2. Spanish – Agonizar
3. French – Tourmenter
4. Mandarin – Fánnǎo
How to use this word in a sentence?
1. My mother has an obsessive-compulsive disorder and will agonize about things being out of place.
2. We commonly agonize over which road to take, when there seems to be a reason to take either.
3. She insisted that she was proud of herself and her (seven) children, and of her smart but agonized people.
4. She has agonized over her decision, but by the time she arrives at the arena, she is resolute, and she makes her gesture to the right unhesitatingly.
5. The three presidents depicted in the movie are charismatic, moral, and unselfish, although they agonize over their choices between public interest and personal happiness.
What are some synonyms of the word of the day?
Some synonyms of the word are:
What are some antonyms of the word of the day?
Some antonyms of the word are:
Aid, assist, assuage, calm, comfort, delight, help, idle, laze, make happy, placate, please, relieve, rest, soothe, not worry, etc.
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.
Witnesses in Chauvin Trial Agonize Over Floyd's Death https://t.co/3ldxQg48DP
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) April 1, 2021