neronise

Neronize

[neer-oh-nahyz]
verb (used with object), Neronized, Neronizing.
1.
to characterize (a person) as resembling Nero.
2.
to make depraved in the manner of Nero.
3.
to rule over, tyrannize, or oppress in the manner of Nero.
Also, especially British, Neronise.


Origin:
1665–75; < Latin Nerōn- (stem of Nerō Nero) + -ize

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