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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

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How to use intimidate in a sentence?

  1. Amy Pascal:

    No one will tell us what movies to release, ever, nobody should be able to intimidate a company.

  2. Deprose Muchena:

    The arrests of Hopewell Chin' ono and Jacob Ngarivhume are designed to intimidate and send a chilling message to journalists, whistleblowers and activists who draw attention to matters of public interest in Zimbabwe.

  3. Betty Lewis:

    What we were looking for was justice ... I just felt what they trying to do (was) intimidate us, we campaigned that day for the videos and tapes of Julian, which I feel we have a right to.

  4. Shea Wilkes:

    This is vindication for myself and other whistleblowers who won’t back down when the VA tries to intimidate us, the VA was after me but ran into someone who wouldn’t be bullied.

  5. 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

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