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Synonyms for intimidate
ɪnˈtɪm ɪˌdeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intimidate(verb)

    make timid or fearful

    "Her boss intimidates her"

    Synonyms:
    restrain

  2. intimidate, restrain(verb)

    to compel or deter by or as if by threats

    Synonyms:
    restrict, bound, restrain, throttle, keep back, limit, constrain, trammel, hold back, confine, keep, encumber, hold, cumber

Wiktionary

  1. intimidate(verb)

    Synonyms:
    abash, dishearten

  2. intimidate(verb)

    To make timid or fearful; to inspire or affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.

    He's trying to intimidate you. If you ignore him, hopefully he'll stop.

    Synonyms:
    abash, dishearten

  3. intimidate(verb)

    To impress, amaze, excite or induce extraordinary affection in others toward oneself.

    Synonyms:
    abash, dishearten

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intimidate

    One is frightened by a cause of fear addressed directly and suddenly to the senses; he is intimidated by an apprehension of contingent consequences dependent on some act of his own to be done or forborne; the means of intimidation may act through the senses, or may appeal only to the intellect or the sensibilities. The sudden rush of an armed madman may frighten; the quiet leveling of a highwayman's pistol intimidates. A savage beast is intimidated by the keeper's whip. Employers may intimidate their employees from voting contrary to their will by threat of discharge; a mother may be intimidated through fear for her child. To browbeat or cow is to bring into a state of submissive fear; to daunt is to give pause or check to a violent, threatening, or even a brave spirit. To scare is to cause sudden, unnerving fear; to terrify is to awaken fear that is overwhelming. Compare ALARM.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, appal, browbeat, cow, daunt, dismay, frighten, scare, terrify

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intimidate

    Synonyms:
    frighten, alarm, threaten, deter, dishearten, scare, appall, browbeat, cow

    Antonyms:
    encourage, inspirit, animate, reassure

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intimidate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    frighten, affright, FRIGHT, alarm, scare, daunt, dismay, terrify, appall, put in fear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    intimidating, intimidation, bully, browbeat, frighten, terrorize, scare, terrorise

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How to use intimidate in a sentence?

  1. Pamela Oliver:

    In the 1930s, the Nazis used violence to intimidate people, antifa argues that if people resisted them then, the fascists wouldn’t have gotten so big.

  2. Raj Peter Bhakta:

    All good propaganda and lies contain elements of truth. So, have I been a hard-charging, hard-partying guy? Absolutely. Have I made mistakes? Absolutely. Am I a criminal and a fraud? Absolutely not. Absolutely not, these are classic dirty tricks used by a capitalist class and their lawyers to bully and intimidate an entrepreneur and a businessman to doing what they want.

  3. Peggy Lee:

    Some of us just go along . . . until that marvelous day people stop intimidating us -- or should I say we refuse to let them intimidate us

  4. Next Media:

    This is a continual effort to try to intimidate the press in Hong Kong, this is raw and pure intimidation.

  5. Outgoing Democratic Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe:

    Listen, if this guy got in my space, you wan na get in my space, I’ve always said Chris, you punch me, I ’m going to punch back twice as hard. And it would n’t be hard to do it, but you know, this guy thinks he could intimidate everybody.It’s disgraceful. It’s embarrassing.


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