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intimidate

verb

1 intimidate

Make timid or fearful.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Roget 885: be insolent etc. adj.; bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust; swear etc. (affirm) ... show more

Roget 909: threat, threaten; menace; snarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully.    defy etc. 715; intimidate ... show more

Dutch: inschuchteren, intimideren



2 intimidate

To compel or deter by or as if by threats.


Moby thesaurus: abash, admonish, alarm, awe, badger, bait, be imminent, beat down, blackjack, bludgeon, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, bluster out of, bounce, brag, break, browbeat, bulldoze, bully ... show more.

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