Neronize

/near"oh nuyz'/, v.t., 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, esp. Brit., Neronise.
[1665-75; < L Neron- (s. of Nero NERO) + -IZE]

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