Word Summary
exousiazō: to exercise authority over
Original Word: ἐξουσιάζω
Transliteration: exousiazō
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-oo-see-ad'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to exercise authority over
Meaning: to exercise authority over
Strong's Concordance
exercise authority upon, bring under the power of.

From exousia; to control -- exercise authority upon, bring under the (have) power of.

see GREEK exousia

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1850: ἐξουσιάζω

ἐξουσιάζω; 1 future passive ἐξουσιασθήσομαι; (ἐξουσία); equivalent to ἐξουσίαν ἔχω, to have power or authority, use power: (ἐν πλείοσι ἐξουσιάζειν πολλῶν μοναρχιων, Aristotle, eth. Eud. 1, 5, p. 1216a, 2); ἐν ἀτιμοις, Dionysius Halicarnassus, Antiquities 9, 44; τίνος, to be master of anyone, exercise authority over one, Luke 22:25; τοῦ σώματος, to be master of the body, i. e. to have full and entire authority over the body, to hold the body subject to one's will, 1 Corinthians 7:4. Passive followed by ὑπό τίνος, to be brought under the power of anyone, 1 Corinthians 6:12. (the Sept. several times in Nehemiah and Ecclesiastes, chiefly for מָשַׁל and שָׁלַט.) (Compare: κατεξουσιάζω.)